Friday Fact

Bette Graham Nesmith worked at a bank in Texas and made lots of mistakes on the electric typewriter. Working over Christmas, she noticed that artists painting the sign boards painted over their errors. With her son Michael (later of the music band The Monkees) she experimented with a tempura water based paint and small brush to type over mistakes. After Bette died in 1980, Michael inherited $25million, which he invested in the PopClips concept of a TV show playing music and inadvertently paved the way for MTV.