The masterminds behind Nerdist beat us all to it – luring in Tom Hanks with the ultimate bait, a vintage typewriter. It’s a commonly known fact in the collector’s sphere that Tom Hanks has a sweet spot for the clunky old machines. Call him old school but Hanks loves typewriters so much that he even dragged one of them all around the United States and Europe to document his travels. When at home he writes little notes to friends and family on typewritten letters from his prized collection.
His favorite kind of typewriter? Hanks once confided in Country Living magazine that he prefers the “old manual typewriters that were made prior to the Second World War. I keep them by the telephone and I use them to write notes to my friends.”