In 1992, when he was preparing to star alongside Meg Ryan in Insomnia in SeattleTom Hanks decided he wasn’t going to spend an extra minute in a milquetoast trailer while waiting on set – so he ordered a custom Airstream Model 34.
“I got it back when movies moved slower,” Tom Hanks tells Bonhams.
“I had spent too much time in regular trailers with lousy decor and horribly uncomfortable furniture, so I decided to buy a brand new Airstream shell with an interior made at my own request.”
Throughout much of his acting career, this very Aistream Model 34 would follow Tom Hanks in 18 of his films, starting with the romantic comedy directed by Nora Ephron; the most emblematic of which include Philadelphia cream, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, You’ve got mail, The green miles, Route of perdition, Catch Me If You Can, Defile, and so on – until The circle in 2017. But now, with all good things coming to an end, the two-time Oscar winner thinks it’s time to auction off his beloved All-American camper.
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The mobile home is equipped with all the basic amenities you would need to survive while the cinematographer hums and messes up the lighting. Furniture that you can easily push through the door, a modest living space, a no-frills kitchen and bathroom, a tucked-away bed to grab some essential Z’s, an electric fireplace, as well as a patio set for kids. outdoor sessions.
“I didn’t want anything other than the kitchen and bathroom, so there was only a desk and closet in the back, a futon platform on the floor, and room for a small table. and chairs. I wanted a regular sofa as well, so I made one with removable legs so that it went through the door.
“An Airstream is beautiful and comfortable, which is why everyone who’s been to mine has gone wanting one… You haven’t lived well until you’ve survived a mind-blowing thunderstorm in an Airstream while you were in Carolina. “
The next owner will also be the lucky recipient of some killer movie memorabilia from Hanks’ most well-known films, ranging from signed mugs, multiple espresso machines to stickers. Although the entire trailer itself as well as its professional story trumps all the rest.
The Airstream Model 34 trailer previously owned by Tom Hanks is expected to fetch between US $ 150,000 and US $ 250,000 at Bonham’s Quail Lodge auction, currently scheduled in Carmel, Calif., On August 13 – see more below .