Famous people and their typewriters

 We just love these pictures of famous people from the 30's through to the 60's with their typewriters


   From Tennessee Williams in 1946 using a Corona to Marlon Brando in 1954 , Bob Dylan writing lyrics on his Olivetti Lexikon 80 to Agatha Christie  constructing another murder mystery on her Remington No 2 . Woody Allen stills uses his Olympia typewriter that  has given him great service for over 50 years .Ian Fleming used Royal portable typewriters and Ernest Hemingway seen below used Corona No 3 's as well as Underwoods and Royals . While Alfred Hitchcock used a 30's Underwood Champion portable and George Orwell liked Remington Home Portables . Other notables are Douglas Adams who used a Hermes 8 , John Lennon who used an Imperial portable and Stephen Fry who early on in his writing career used a Hermes 3000.

If you have an old typewriter and you want to test that all the keys work did you know that the quickest way to test it is to type the pangram " The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog " as this uses all the letters of the alphabet . The phrase first appeared in 1885 and was used as in writing exercises . It is commonly  used now to display font styles .