On July 13 2012, Tom Hanks wrote a great letter typed on the 1934 Smith Corona sent him as a ‘bribe’.
13 July 2012
Dear Chris, Ashley, and all the diabolical genuies at Nerdist Industries.
Just who do you think you are to try to briibe me into an apperance on your ‘thing’ with this gift of the most fantastic Cornona Silent typewriter made in 1934?
You are out of your minds if you think… that I… wow, this thing has great action… and this deep crimson color… Wait! I’m not so shallow as to… and it types nearly silently…
I will have my people contact yours and work out some kind of interview process…
Damn you all to hell,
(Signed, ‘Tom Hanks’)