Typecasting on vintage gadgetry, design, cinema, books, and cultural flotsam that kindle soul and story.
And typewriters, of course.
Ah, a nice shot of fame for a Remington-Rand Quiet-Riter. Very good machines! ... though not as charismatic as a 1950's or 1960's Olivetti... can you imagine if he used a nice Lettera 32 instead?
Interesting. Nice photos of the Remington. Are those coated or plastics slugs? I have never seen ones like that before.
I'm pretty sure they are Photoshoped slugs, actually...
Wow, this looks interesting.Meanwhile, I just saw a preview of the new "On the Road," where Kerouac's famous Underwood portable and scroll get a prominent role. (We went to the theater this afternoon to see "Silver Linings Playbook," which I thought was excellent.)"The Typewriter Is Holy," as a recent book about the Beats has it. (Unfortunately the book seems to say nothing about actual typewriters.)
@Miguel, the Remington Rand looks better in the film than in real life. Actually, I'd like to imagine Ginsberg using Olivetti Studio 44. ( :@Bill, the slugs came from one of the animated scenes.@Richard, you really should see "Howl." I am also looking forward to "On the Road," it should be a good film since it was directed by Waler Salles of "Diarios de Motocicleta." I do have "The Typewriter is Holy" but have yet to read it. I've got a pile of pending books!
Back in the 80s, William Burroughs lived in Lawrence, Kansas while I was at KU. They did a Beat reunion and I got to see Ginsburg recite/rant Howl live at the student union. I might even have a cassette with the recording in a box somewhere.I brought an obscure collection that I picked up on the union bookstore sale table the week before to the signing session. Ginsberg asked where I had gotten it and couldn't believe it was in the same store! I turned down his offer to buy it and he signed the first page with that elaborate glyph he was known for. That was a pretty awesome experience for a starving (literally) student.
@Dwayne, this is precious, thanks for sharing!
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