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The Hero wields a Typewriter: See the Trailer!

TRUMBO

Lots of heroic hunt n’ peck — on a Hermes Ambassador (I think), among others! TRUMBO — coming to theaters everywhere!

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Philly’s PRETZEL PARK Type-IN gets some media coverage

WHYY/Newsworks was nice enough to send a photog/reporter to cover last Saturdays clack-a-thon in the park. Have to laugh that the first photo is of me obviously chiding a young person: “Errrmph! Please type with just two fingers to avoid key jams–it’s like you’ve never used a manual typewriter before, really!”

Here’s the link to the Newsworks story.

And here are a few pics:

Young people encounter vintage typing machines...

Young people encounter vintage typing machines…

Bryan Kruk always brings some lovely machines; here a pair of Olivetti ICOs -- one in matte black and one in a glossy piano black. Bellissimo!

Bryan Kruk always brings some lovely machines; here’s a pair of Olivetti ICOs — one in matte black and one in a glossy piano black. Bellissimo, Mr. K!

Ah, such a crisp design could only foster concision!

Ah, such a crisp design could only foster concision!

Let's have a closer look at that OLIVETTI ICO, shall we? You know what's really annoying--that this machine types as beautifully as it looks! Thank you, men and women of Olivetti, S.A.

Let’s have a closer look at that OLIVETTI ICO, shall we? What’s really astonishing is that this machine types as beautifully as it looks! Thank you, men and women of Olivetti, S.A.

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N•Y•C Type-IN Location!

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April 5, 2013 · 11:42 pm

POPULAIRE to make US debut!

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THE CHIC FRENCH ROM-COM WITH A SPEED-TYPING COMPETITION AT ITS HEART comes to New York Feb. 28. The New York Times reports that “Populaire”, about a “high-speed typist and her debonair boss” will come to the Paris Theater as part of a French film series.

Even better: the Weinstein Company will bring “Populaire” to the U.S. as a feature film, with a July release scheduled.

Just a place holder on their site, but here’s a link to the press kit for “Populaire.”  Have contacted Weinstein Co. about opening night type-ins!  Check those thrift stores for red carpets.  I suppose we should send some letters of encouragement to HWC for ITAM:

David Glasser, COO

The Weinstein Company, LLC

345 Hudson St.   New York, NY, 10014 

 

 

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February 7, 2013 · 8:42 am