Friday, June 14, 2013
This chart is marked, "LC Smith & Corona Typewriters Inc. Syracuse NY School Department' and likely designed for use in front of a typing classroom as a reference for students (so they didn't look at their fingers as they typed!)
Vibrant colors with great modern appeal, it is stamped on the bottom '1940'. This is an especially interesting historical relic considering in 1942, the Smith-Corona company and its factory was called upon by the US Government to produce rifles for WWII.
LC Smith & Corona became known as Smith-Corona in 1946, and re-named Smith-Corona Inc. in 1953.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Photos by William Klein
I have always loved the amateur side of photography, automatic photographs, accidental photographs with uncentered compositions, heads cut off, whatever. I incite people to make their self-portraits. I see myself as their walking photo booth.
Sometimes, I'd take shots without aiming, just to see what happened. I'd rush into crowds - bang! Bang! I liked the idea of luck and taking a chance, other times I'd frame a composition I saw and plant myself somewhere, longing for some accident to happen.
If you look carefully at life, you see blur. Shake your hand. Blur is part of life.
I'm known for fashion photographs, but fashion photographs were mostly a joke for me. In Vogue, girls were playing at being duchesses, but they were actually from Flatbush, Brooklyn. They would play duchesses, and I would play Cecil Beaton.
Monday, June 10, 2013
You can't be passive with a typewriter. That carriage will move only when your fingers hit those keys. Maybe you'll get distracted. Maybe you'll get up and make yourself a sandwich. But your eyes won't wander to the latest tweet,YouTube video or TMZ 'news' flash.
John Turturro, Barton Fink (1991)
Emma Thompson, Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Paul Dano, Ruby Sparks (2012)
James McAvoy, Atonement (2007)
Ewan McGregor, Moulin Rouge (2001)
Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary (2011)
James Franco, Howl (2010)
Jack Nicholson, The Shining (1980)
Viggo Mortensen, Good (2008)
Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday (1940)