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The cast of Pulp Fiction, shot by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 1994

The cast of Pulp Fiction in 1994. Shot by Annie Leibovitz. www.vanityfair.com

Research and reporting contributed to Vanity Fair’s March 2013 cover story, “Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction,” an in-depth look at the director, stars, and production of Tarantino’s iconic work in honor of the film’s 20-year anniversary. To read the full article, visit: “The Making of Pulp Fiction: Quentin Tarantino’s and the Cast’s Retelling“.

The New York City Type-Off™

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Pierre Greene and Elizabeth (Liz) Suman founded the New York City Type-Off™ in the now-defunct Southside Speakeasy, a small dive bar in Brooklyn, New York, at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Halloween/November 1st, 2007. Pierre was dressed as Kevin Arnold and Liz was dressed as Carmen Sandiego. They have no recollection of how they met, but they’ve been friends ever since.

After learning of their shared love of great literature and old typewriters, Liz and Pierre decided the world needed a contemporary outlet to pay service to the tradition and beauty that defines the typing arts.

Henceforth, the first Type-Off™ was held a few months later in a tiny East Village walk-up with fifteen people and an antique typewriter from Pierre’s mom’s attic in Queens.