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June 29, 2014

Truman Capote's Typewriter

Smithcorona

Below, Sadie Stein's April 26, 2012 Paris Review story.

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Eight thousand dollars might seem high for a Smith Corona — even a vintage one (top) — but when you consider it belonged to Truman Capote, and during the period in which he wrote “In Cold Blood,” the surprising thing is that the eBay auction only drew two bidders.

Quoth the seller, an acquaintance of the author’s:

"All of these personal things were given to me by Mr. Capote. I picked him up from the airport in Kansas City, Missouri, several times and drove him to Holcomb, Kansas. Mr. Capote was getting information on a crime that took place there for a book he was writing."

And compared to his house, this is downright affordable! Of course, as Capote noted in his 1957 Paris Review interview,

"No, I don’t use a typewriter. Not in the beginning. I write my first version in longhand (pencil). Then I do a complete revision, also in longhand."

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Waterproof iPod Shuffle

Audioflood

It's an iPod Shuffle with its interior filled with waterproof sealant.

Breakaway headphones included.

$140.

[via Cool Tools

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Pepsi Cola, 1948

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[via I Live in a Retro World]

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The Writing of Stones (28)

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Nano Apron — "Look like James Bond"

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From the website:

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Suit up in the kitchen.

It never stains and always leaves you looking immaculate and stylish.

Due to NanoSphere® technology you will be impervious to any food spill and you will look just as good throughout the cooking.

Any liquid or food that spills on the apron can be easily brushed off, not leaving the slightest mark.

The Nano Apron also has practical pockets for your phone and utensils.

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€69.90.

June 29, 2014 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

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