It’s the story of a movie trailer, but maybe not in the way you’d expect. Think very literally and you will get it – in other words, this is a trailer that has been used on the set of many movies. And not just any trailer. No, this is the Airstream that Tom Hanks has been using for almost 25 years. And now it’s up for auction.
Writing at the Silodrome, Ben Branch has more details on trailer and sale. The article notes that Hanks used the trailer from 1993 to 2017, making it his temporary home for the making of at least 18 films. The oldest of them was Insomnia in Seattle; the last one was The circle. The interior was custom built to Hanks specifications and includes a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living area.
It is estimated to sell for between $ 150,000 and $ 250,000.
Bonham’s will offer the Airstream for sale as part of this year Quail auctions, which starts on August 13. interview Hanks directed for the auction house magazine offers more details on how the trailer came about – and why he’s looking to part ways with it now.
“I got it back when movies moved slower. I had spent too much time in regular trailers with lousy decor and horribly uncomfortable furniture, ”Hanks said, which caused him to spend money on this custom trailer. He told Bonham’s that he “doesn’t have that much time tuning” on the films today, hence his decision to part ways with it.
Will its buyer be someone who hopes to get it back on the road, or someone looking for a vehicle associated with one of today’s most beloved men? We will know more in mid-August.
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