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LC's typewriter

Post by Maarten » Sat May 07, 2005 3:28 am

Hello,

I read about Leonard's typewriter being an Olivetti lettera 22.
http://www.webheights.net/speakingcohen/yakyak.htm
An olive green Olivetti 22 portable typewriter, with black keys and white letters. I bought it in London for forty pounds in 1959. It's the same typewriter I used for my first book and my best works.
http://www.ssb4.net//members/watch/enla ... 010005.jpg

Is this the kind of typewriter he used to use in the early days?
And was it indeed an "olive green" one?

Anyone?

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Post by Tchocolatl » Sat May 07, 2005 3:59 am

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Forget about the machine. Thanks to have bring my attention there. :D
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Post by jarkko » Sat May 07, 2005 9:03 am

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Post by tomsakic » Mon May 09, 2005 10:40 am

Jarkko, do you have the colour photo of LC typing Beautiful Losers on that typewriter... I used to see here and there?
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Post by jarkko » Mon May 09, 2005 2:41 pm

Tom, I remember the photo but I don't think I've ever posted it on my site. Maybe it's on Marie's???
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Post by tomsakic » Mon May 09, 2005 3:57 pm

Maybe I have the photo at my home computer. I think now that its' not even colour, but rendered intot he yellow-green tone... I used to see it on top of some trading' lists (olafur's i.e.) and on art covers people made for Master Poems CD by themselves... I'll try to find it these days.

I found this thru google:
Leonard Cohen sits
in a house in Greece.
Its walls are white
and outside his window
the sea is a blue never
used before. In the
next room a woman
sleeps, a stranger.
Leonard Cohen puts his
fingers on his typewriter.
The room hums.
He begins by typing a
single word: lonely.
Poem by Corey Mesler, dotlit
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Post by tomsakic » Mon May 09, 2005 4:07 pm

I think I found it, on Henning's site. It is b&w - I obviously saw toned copy, as I said.

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It's fun to look for LC's photos thru Google - I found one showing him and Adam playing guitars! Nice photo, I don't think I noticed it around before.
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Post by linda_lakeside » Mon May 09, 2005 4:08 pm

Tom!

Great photos!! Esp. the top one. :oops: . He looks a bit like a lawyer in the bottom photo, doesn't he? The top pic is a keeper!

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Post by linda_lakeside » Mon May 09, 2005 4:10 pm

Uh, the order of the pics has changed since I typed my little message. He no longer looks like a lawyer in the bottom photo. He sorta looks like me, right now.

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Post by tomsakic » Mon May 09, 2005 4:13 pm

I noticed Linda, that you are thanking me for Tchoco's and Jarkko's posted pics... 8)

Here's to you Tchoco (I guess you'll know why exactly this picture:-)

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http://cohen.freeweb.hu/pics/page_01.htm
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Post by linda_lakeside » Mon May 09, 2005 4:59 pm

Oh, my! Yes, I guess I had my thanks mixed up...thanks all for the pics (as well as this one!). Great page.

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Post by Paula » Mon May 09, 2005 7:01 pm

Tom - that is a lovely picture. That would look nice in a frame. The father and son reunion lovely.
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Post by lizzytysh » Mon May 09, 2005 9:40 pm

At least via the photo, there's a special and different kind of warmth in Leonard's eyes and smile in the beautiful photo of him with Adam. I like the concentration in Adam's eyes and expression, and he also looks very contented. I wonder if that photo resides on the wall or flat surface, in any of the family member's homes.

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Post by Insanitor » Tue May 10, 2005 5:04 am

My god! I have that same typewriter. since I was 12. can't say it did the same for me as for the LC :cry:
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Post by Tchocolatl » Wed May 11, 2005 5:55 am

I. maybe it is because you did not do to it as LC did : Putting it in the bath tub under hot water and pine oil during a winter night, and trowing it so hard it cracked, and finding somebody to repair it at the end, etc. One has creativity or one does not have. 8)

Tom :?: 'cause there is 2 men for the price of 1? This would be cheap. (I'm not)

Great pic anyway. :D
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