These Lovely People… Journalism, Theatre – An Era

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Identity
Author/s: 
Leontaritis, Giorgos A.
Title: 
Avtoi oi Oreoi Anthropoi... Dimosiographia, Theatro - Mia Epochi
Publication type: 
Book
Publisher: 
Proskinio -Angelos Sideratos
Place of publication: 
Athens
Year of publication: 
2005
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Century: 
20th
Content Description (long): 

"These lovely people!

These great names in journalism and the theatre, whom I lived among and worked with at neighbouring tables on newspapers, with whom we stayed up nights together near the old printing presses, breathing in antimony, cigarette smoke and the sublime ink on the pages, as they emerged fresh from “inside the noisy corner” of the presses…

At that time, fortunately, cold, soulless “modern technology” did not exist with its computers and phototypesetting.  Then we enjoyed the living manuscript, the familiar reporters’ paper.

We used to write with pen and typewriter. I recollect the magic of the printing works, with its brushes and fonts in families, placed in order in ‘cases’, the ‘marble’, the freshly-damp proofs, and cheerful disarray. […]

In this strange but fascinating setting, drunk from the long voyage through the night of the presses, I became acquainted with that old race of journalists and writers who, with the same ease and responsibility, were simultaneously writing articles, chronicles, poetry and plays, while I was just reporting…”