Among other things, the L.A. civic leader Steve Soboroff is a noted collector of typewriters. He has the writing machines used by Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, George Bernard Shaw, Jim Murray, John Lennon and others. After last week's news about "Fahrenheit 451" becoming an e-book despite the earlier anti-technology rants of author Ray Bradbury, Soboroff shared this photo of his treasured Bradbury typewriter. A 1947 Royal KMM #3756210.
Below, Soboroff and several writers in a delightful little pitch film by Los Angeles backers of a proposed documentary, "The Typewriter (in the 21st Century.)" The Kickstarter campaign didn't make its goal, apparently, but let's hope the film still has life. * Update: Gary Nicholson, one of the producers, emails that a second fundraising campaign did make its goal. They are currently shooting on the East Coast.
Writers and their typewriters