Venice Type-In


Signs above the theatre entrance at Venice California


This little fellow greeted visitors as they arrived.

In case you missed it, the film’s Facebook page can be found HERE.

For the films official website, visit HERE.


That’s Christopher Lockett standing up front; and on that little table was a little Hermes on which guests were able to sign in.

And here’s a close-up of the Hermes with visitors’ names.

Here’s a shot of the little theater before it filled completely for the first screening of the day of the documentary film, The Typewriter (In the 21st Century).

This young lady brought a picture of her father-in-law, along with medals he won for typing competitions, as well as the very Underwood 5 he used in those competitions. Lots of history there.


The first time I’ve seen one of these in person and in action.

My youngest daughter on Michael’s very nice maroon Corona. Although I’ve never had any luck with these models, Michael’s example with absolutely gorgeous, and a great typer, too.

My oldest daughter, who made the rounds and tried just about every typewriter there. She’s a typospherian in the making.

Even my little man got in on the action.

Ruben Flores from L.A. Office Machines was there answering questions, offering advice, and providing repair services. He was a great guy (as was everyone I met).

Danny Flores performing a repair on an Olympia SM3.

Ermanno Marzorati of Star Office Machines offering tips to young typewriter enthusiasts.

Steve Soboroff with some very fine examples from his collection of typewriters from both the famous and the infamous. He’s pictured here with Hemingway’s 1932 Royal.

Another machine from Soboroff’s collection was Ray Bradbury’s 1947 Royal KM.

I thought this was the coolest machine Soboroff brought: it’s Orsen Well’s 1926 Underwood portable.

I have no idea what kind of typewriter this was, but it belonged to Theodore Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber.

Soboroff encouraged Michael to try out the infamous typing machine.

Steve and Mike, two really cool guys.

We helped carry Soboroff’s stuff to his car. I don’t know the name of the gentleman on the left. That’s Ermmano and Michael on the right.

Here’s a close-up of the trunk with a few of the machines. Man, now that’s a lot of history there.

A bulletin board at the entrance of the theatre.

Lousie Marler posing in front of some of her work.


There were other items for sell featuring Louise’s work.

— Yes, even typewriter t-shirts.


This was the upstairs gallery with Louise’s artwork, as well as some typewriters within the room for visitors to try out.

My wife and the kids posing for a pic in the gallery.

I took this shot of the courtyard that was buzzing during the show. This is it near the end of the day, after most people have packed up and gone.

Well, that’s it. I took many more pics, but this was already too lengthy, and I tried to show enough to give you an idea of what it was like being there. After meeting Michael, I told him he was going to be my local go-to typewriter buddy for info on local events. He seems more plugged into what’s going on than I. But for my first type-in, this was fun. And I finally got to check out the film. Very cool.