Ermanno Marzorati at work. His restorations include the machine on which Orson Welles wrote the script for Citizen Kane. Photo: AFP

Typewriter repairman stays true to the written word

Ermanno Marzorati has rarely been so busy. He is currently fixing a 1930 Underwood typewriter for Tom Hanks. But there are plenty more ancient writing machines awaiting his tender care. While the modern world taps away in an ever-increasing frenzy online, the Italian senses a new trend, from his calm Beverly Hills studio: the return of the art of slow writing.