“The Revolution Will Be Typewritten”

My friend, film producer John Beug, was at Telluride Film Festival with his documentary, Coltrane. He sent me a note to say there was a documentary called California Typewriter at the festival. I immediately checked out the website and now can hardly wait to see it in my nearest theater. California Typewriter Movie website Please…

Hotel Jerome.

My friend, the very stylish jet-setter KIMBERLY KING-JOECKEL sent me a picture of this classic typewriter at the HOTEL JEROME in ASPEN. I’ve never been to Aspen, but when I get there — you can imagine the Hotel Jerome will be the first place I check out!  I looked carefully at this picture (above) and…

Geeking out.

http://mediaorigin.paleycenter.org/ Denise Avchen and I went for a walk several months ago… and happened upon the Paley Center for Broadcasting Museum in Beverly Hills. I knew there was a typewriter exhibit there — of major collector Steve Soboroff’s machines — and so we stopped by to admire them. Denise got a shot of me geeking…

New digs.

I moved into an office today.  With my friend and fellow typewriter lover, Louise A. Marler. I’m going to start my book.  Finally.  Now is the time.  “LOVE LETTERS: MY TYPE OF THANK YOU”. With over 1,000 posts on my blog in the last year — and hundreds of letters I’ve written — I’m going…

Rees Electronics is Star Office Machines, version 2.0

As I close in on my 999th post — I want to give a shout-out to the diminishing but vitally important world of TYPEWRITER REPAIRMEN. When Ermanno Marzorati, my longtime repairman, left the business, I was bereft.  But he handed over Star Office Machines to his long-time friend HELMUT SCHULZE, who’s ably jumped into the fray. Helmut…

Donelle Dadigan loves her new purse.

When I went with GLORIA GORDON and GLORIA SHEPARD to see the Hollywood Museum a few months ago, I wore my ‘typewriter purse’.  Donelle Dadigan, the Founder of the Hollywood Museum, fell in love with it. I figured she’d like the concept since she’s big on preserving and honoring the past.  Since Kate Spade hasn’t made…

“Trumbo”.

Producer Jay Roach, who directed “Austin Powers” and “Meet the Parents” — now turns his attention to “TRUMBO”.  A Holllywood screenwriter who is played by Bryan Cranston … and utterly refused to sell out to the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 50’s. I’m going to look out for the show on HBO….. and of course,…

Admiring the “Office” exhibit at The Smithsonian.

Director John Gray of the Smithsonian’s American History Museum had a special treat for me. He showed me the ‘OFFICE” display on the Innovations floor — in Washington, D.C. — and of course I had to have a picture. Don’t mind my wild suit. As I look at the tame gray ‘power suit’ behind me,…