LIQUID PAPER

Bette Nesmith Graham invented Liquid Paper®.
She had a son named Michael Nesmith.
Michael Nesmith was in the musical-TV group the Monkees.
The Monkees included Mickey Dolenz.
Mickey Dolenz played the role of Kitch Brunner in Peyton Place.

Bette Nesmith Graham (1924-1980)
Liquid Paper® was the brainchild of a quick-thinking woman with 
minimal typing skills.  Bette Nesmith Graham, in an effort to cover her 
typing mistakes, decided to do what painters did when they made mistakes, 
she painted over them.  With a bottle of white paint and a watercolor 
brush, Graham started on the road to fame and fortune as the inventor of 
Liquid Paper.  At age 17, Graham got a secretarial job.  She worked her 
way up from the typing pool to executive secretary, but found a large 
hurdle along the way, electric typewriters. 

These new inventions (and her typing errors) caused her all sorts of 
problems.  The carbon-film ribbons in the new machines made a mess when 
Graham tried to fix her mistakes with a pencil eraser.  The inspiration 
to solve her predicament came from holiday window painters who simply 
brushed over smudges and flaws in their work.  She decided the trick 
would work for her and covered her mistakes with a white, water-based 
paint. 
 
In 1956, Graham's invention was so popular that she was making batches of 
"Mistake Out" in her kitchen and garage.  When demand skyrocketed, she 
changed the name to "Liquid Paper" and applied for a patent and a 
trademark. 

By 1975, the company employed 200 people, made 25 million bottles of 
Liquid Paper and distributed the product to 31 countries.  Graham 
sold the company in 1979 to Gillette Corporation for $47.5 million.

Michael Nesmith inherited half of her fortune.

The Monkees were comprised of Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Davy Jones, 
and Mickey Dolenz. 

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