Steve Soboroff, the LA civic leader who really likes old typewriters, has picked up the 21st machine for his collection. This one comes from Jann Robbins, the wife of the late author Harold Robbins. Soboroff previously acquired the typewriters of Ray Bradbury, Ernest Hemingway, Jack London, George Bernard Shaw, John Lennon, Andy Rooney and others. The collection travels to raise money for journalism scholarships.
The Robbins typewriter is the third electric that Soboroff owns. Earlier machines from John Updike and Julie Andrews are electric powered.