Tom Hanks hankers for typewriters
Of course the folksy, aw-shucks good guy of American Cinema collects manual, portable typewriters. He has over 300 of them, and actually uses them to write correspondence — he is meticulous about restoring them to working condition. Hanks loves the written word and has said that where computers are ephemeral, writing on a typewriter is like writing in stone. His love of the typewriter led him to create a typewriter simulator app called the Hanx Writer, so that you too can type for a whole line before hearing that satisfying “DING.”
Harry Connick Jr. collects cufflinks
This award-winning musician and spiritual successor to the crooners of the 1940s has a collection of cufflinks, but it’s not that he actively collects them, he just seems to attract them as gifts. He has a case full of them that people have given him over the years, some vintage, some not. The funniest thing is, though, that he does not even wear them. He may be the only current musician who looks like it should be a part of his ensemble, yet he doesn’t wear them.