Agatha Christie wrote her tales of Roger Ackroyd et al. on a Remington Portable Victor.
Bette Davis typing her memoirs on this Remington Noiseless Portable (or telling Warner Bros where to get off)? At left, Bob Dylan contemplates the jingle jangle morning with his Royal Caravan (and in the scene from Don't Look Back below, he types on an Olympia while Joan Baez serenades him).
Richard Wright favored a 1940s Royal Arrow while Orson Welles pecked on a 20s woodgrain Underwood portable.
|What a wonderful shot this is of Ralph Ellison with his Olivetti Studio 44!|
|Daphne du Maurier at her Underwood. "Don't Look Back"?|
Antique typewriters have become collectors' items because they're no longer manufactured and because many of them are exceptionally beautiful artifacts. (They are also in demand with set designers for period dramas.) For their film The Typewriter, Christopher Lockett and Gary Nicholson traveled through America chatting up typewriter experts and aficionados. Here's the trailer:
And here's a gallery of vintage models accompanied by Leroy Anderson's beguiling "The Typewriter"