Just Your TypeA documentary about Tom Hanks’ typewriters.

Just Your TypeA documentary about Tom Hanks’ typewriters.

Of all the things a Hollywood star could choose to blow enormous sums of money on, manual typewriters do not seem an obvious choice. “I probably have 250-plus typewriters in my collection,” announces Tom Hanks in California Typewriter, a documentary about typewriters that documented his obsession and debuted in August to critical acclaim. Tapping away on a Smith Corona, numerous other models in camel brown, bottle green and gray displayed neatly on shelves behind him, Hanks displays a collector’s paternal pride. “I would say that 90 percent of them are in perfect working order,” he adds. It’s a 40-year-long obsession that started with a humble Hermes 2000—his first investment. “I ended up just having them around because they’re beautiful works of art,” Hanks told NPR...

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