Tools of the Trade features typewriters used by iconic American authors, poets, screenwriters, playwrights, and journalists. Included in this one-of-a-kind exhibit are typewriters used by Orson Welles (The Stranger, Citizen Kane), Hugh Hefner (Playboy, Esquire), Gwendolyn Brooks (A House in Bronzeville) John Lennon (The Beatles), Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell To Arms, The Old Man And The Sea), Sandra Cisneros (The House on Mango Street), Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie), Truman Capote (In Cold Blood), Maya Angelou (I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings) and Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451).
"The iconic works these typewriters gave birth to transcend generations," says Carey Cranston, American Writers Museum president. "Never before has such a diverse collection of writing tools been assembled in one place for people to view up close. Fans of literature, music, journalism, and history are in for a moving experience!"