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Manual Reporting, ca. 1962

Here’s a double row of newspaper pros clacking their stories backstage at the 1962 Academy Awards. Photo by William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images–as seen in AdWeek’s 3/24 issue, which noted that West Side Story won Best Picture back then. There must be two dozen machines; bet that made an awesome sound.




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Poster for the NYC Type-IN

OK, here’s the revised poster with complete info….Type-IN.rsvp
— And here’s a pdf file to print out and stick up in cafes, thrift stores and English Departments! (And book stores, firehouses, typewriter repair shops, etc.)

PLEASE, RSVP via Comments, and let us know where you’re coming from, what typewriter(s) you are bringing and if any of them are for the swap. Me for example: Michael McGettigan–Philadelphia. Olivetti Lettera 32, Olympia SF to swap.

Thanks and hope to see lots of machines, and the people who love them on the 21st.

— mcget

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POPULAIRE to make US debut!



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 




February 7, 2013 · 8:42 am