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Saturday, 27 March 2021

RIP Larry McMurtry (1936-2021)

The legendary Larry McMurtry has passed away at the age of 84. He died on Thursday at his home in Archer City, Texas. Typewriter lovers will forever salute him for his acceptance speech at the 2006 Golden Globes, when he paid tribute to his Hermes 3000. He and Diana Ossana won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Brokeback Mountain, adapted from a short story by E. Annie Proulx. "I thank my typewriter," McMurtry said at the Golden Globes. "My typewriter is a Hermes 3000, surely one of the noblest instruments of European genius. It has kept me for 30 years out of the dry embrace of the computer."


Bill M said...

I read about him in a very long piece yesterday. I think at one of the Awards shows he displayed a square body H3k. I like your image of him at a round H3k. I've not seen that one before.

DonN said...

This makes me wonder if owning only one typewriter would make me a better writer!