Ray Bradbury writes The Fireman
Ray wrote the first draft of Fahrenheit 451 on rentable typewriters in the UCLA Library. He spent 9 days and $9.80 (49 hours at 10 cents per hour) completing what was then known as “The Fireman.”
His original inspiration came from a previous short story called “The Pedestrian,” in which it is illegal to walk. Watch the video to learn more about the beginnings of Fahrenheit 451.