Great post! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Nice looking L22!
Keep researching!Maybe Clooney will share some of his look with us typospherians now that he's getting married.
My local typewriter guy happens to have a supermodel-hot hiking partner who spent most of her life in Italy. Last year I stopped by his shop, and she was there with Bill - who made her say "Olivetti Lettera" for me over and over (this was entirely for his own amusement, as he just loves listening to her say it).I can't really explain the Italian inflection or tone, but I can speak to the emphasis she placed on the syllables: Just imagine Audrey Hepburn saying "Oli-Vetti Let-Ter-Ah" in a most smoky and playful timbre.
Keep at it! Any heart that fails to melt in proximity to that Lettera is made of stone.
Probably a group of typers is less intimidating to the unaccompanied female than a solo typer. So the iron was probably as hot as it was going to get at the type-in. Admirable ambition though! :)