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    Gore Vidal (3) personal typewriters. (1960s-1970s) Collection of (3) vintage personal typewriters used by the legendary author and controversial public figure Gore Vidal. Including (1) ivory Smith-Corona Classic 12 manual typewriter in molded plastic briefcase-style carrier with handle (back of lid is separated from the bottom), (1) tan Olivetti Lettera 25 portable manual typewriter designed by Mario Bellini for Olivetti and (1) gray Olivetti Lettera 35 portable manual typewriter. Both Olivetti's come with their original carrying bags. During the era that these typewriters were manufactured and available, Vidal wrote and published non-fiction works including: Reflections Upon a Sinking Ship (1969), Sex, Death and Money (1969), Homage to Daniel Shays: Collected Essays, (1972) and Matters of Fact and of Fiction (1977), Stage plays including: Weekend (1968), Drawing Room Comedy (1970), An Evening with Richard Nixon (1970), Washington, D.C. (1967), Myra Breckinridge (1968), Two Sisters (1970), Burr (1973) Myron (1974), 1876 (1976), Kalki (1978), Three by Box: The Complete Mysteries of Edgar Box (1978) and Screenplays including: The Best Man (1964) Is Paris Burning? (1966) Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970) and Caligula (1979). Typewriters show normal signs of wear and age. In vintage fine condition. From the estate of Gore Vidal.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    26th Monday
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