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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.)
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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!

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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