It took Ray Bradbury 9 days to write his novella, The Firemen, in the basement of a UCLA library on a typewriter rented for 10¢/30 minutes. After being urged by his publisher, he returned to the basement, got to work, and expanded his novella into Fahrenheit 451, which also took 9 days to write.
Ray Bradbury wrote the first draft of “Fahrenheit 451” on a coin-operated typewriter in the basement of the UCLA library. It charged 10¢ for 30 minutes, and he spent $9.80 in total at the machine.
Legendary author Ray Bradbury was a descendant of Mary Bradbury, who was tried in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, stormed out of a lecture given to college students after being told his interpretation of his own book was wrong.
Ray Bradbury originally titled Fahrenheit 451 as “The Fireman”, but he & editors found the name boring so they called a local fire station and asked what temperature book paper burnt at. The firemen put Bradbury on hold, burnt a book, and reported that the temp it burnt at was “Fahrenheit 451”.