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The mission of The Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum is to preserve the history of the cultural contributions of Burt Reynolds. (previously)

We are at 100 North US Highway 1, on the Northwest corner of US1 and Indiantown Road across from Chili's. (previously)
posted by Joe Beese (26 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
the cultural contributions of Burt Reynolds

Both of them?
posted by bondcliff at 6:03 PM on February 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Heh, if you go to Burt's official website you can see that he's still driving that same ol' Trans-Am to the bank. Not very green of him! Hey Burt! Wanna join us in THIS century?
posted by jamstigator at 6:11 PM on February 1, 2009


jamstigator: "he's still driving that same ol' Trans-Am to the bank. Not very green of him! Hey Burt! Wanna join us in THIS century?"

Nobody leans on Sharky's machine.
posted by Joe Beese at 6:17 PM on February 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


To preserve the history of the cultural contributions of Burt Reynolds.

How can one building be adequate?
posted by rokusan at 6:19 PM on February 1, 2009


What's the over/under on how many vistors have signed the guestbook "Turd Ferguson?"
posted by EarBucket at 6:25 PM on February 1, 2009


He truly is a great American.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 6:28 PM on February 1, 2009


I got a feeling that behind those jeans is something wonderful just waiting to get out. -Jack Horner
posted by gman at 6:30 PM on February 1, 2009


He made the name "Burt" OK again. (no he didn't)
posted by DU at 6:36 PM on February 1, 2009


Ok, I live about 2 miles from this hallowed ground, and I will admit I have never been, though I do giggle every time I drive by. It's possible that after this post I might just go.........

Also, there is indeed a Chili's across the street. There is also an Outback, Golds Gym, Cold Stone Creamery, McDonald's, and a cinema megaplex, just to put things in perspective. Although, I suspect that Burt paid for the megaplex some years back.
posted by cbp at 6:37 PM on February 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I want a museum that preserves Bert Reynold's token laugh. That was the best part of Canonball Run I and II
posted by Hands of Manos at 7:13 PM on February 1, 2009


He is wearing a Steelers jacket in this photo. How did he know?
posted by philfromhavelock at 7:22 PM on February 1, 2009


Hands of Manos: "I want a museum that preserves Bert Reynold's token laugh. That was the best part of Canonball Run I and II"

For me, the best part of Cannonball Run II was that it was Shirley MacLaine's follow-up to winning the Best Actress Oscar for Terms of Endearment.

It was as if Meryl Streep had followed up Sophie's Choice with She-Devil.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:29 PM on February 1, 2009




IT'S TIME FOR BURT REYNOLDS' MUSTACHE

IT'S TIME FOR BURT REYNOLDS' MUSTACHE

IT'S TIME FOR BURT REYNOLDS' MUSTACHE
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:56 PM on February 1, 2009


Burt Reynolds: 1. Tom Selleck: 0. Take that, asshat.
posted by stavrogin at 9:55 PM on February 1, 2009


Baron Sasha Cohen has a better mustache.
posted by Meatbomb at 11:27 PM on February 1, 2009


Apparently, one of Burt Reynolds' best friends was Charles Nelson Reilly. For whatever that's worth.
posted by billysumday at 5:38 AM on February 2, 2009


What
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 9:18 AM on February 2, 2009


Do they illustrate the concept that it was that they had a *long* way to go, but a *short* time to get there?
Because that really cleared up the plot of that film for me. I think a lot of people could miss this signifcant facet.
posted by Smedleyman at 10:37 AM on February 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Th e Palm Beach post has a page dedicated to some things Burt. In fact, you can tour the museum from here, too!

Meanwhile, even Burt hasn't escaped the financial crisis.
posted by Hypnotic Chick at 10:39 AM on February 2, 2009


Ha, his website looks like it smells of rich mahogany. I bet he has many leather-bound books.
posted by Who_Am_I at 10:43 AM on February 2, 2009


My birthday is coming up. Someone can buy that charcoal sketch if they want.
posted by zzazazz at 11:01 AM on February 2, 2009


Oh WHY is this so far away from me?
posted by Kloryne at 11:03 AM on February 2, 2009


Mr. Reynolds has given a huge amount of time and energy to develop educational and entertainment venues in our community. To this end he created The Burt Reynolds Institute of Theatre Training where post-graduate courses in theater were taught by Mr. Reynolds, Charles Nelson Reilly and other hollywood celebrities.

Oh dear God I've misspent my life.
posted by mazola at 11:14 AM on February 2, 2009


You know what? Burt Reynolds is a fine, fine actor. I will proclaim it from the highest mountaintop. When he appeared in BOOGIE NIGHTS, I read numerous reviews that had the same "OMG this guy can actually act" tone. To which I say: y'ever see EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX? SEMI-TOUGH? SMOKEY AND goddamn BANDIT (yes, he's very good in it)? or frickin' DELIVERANCE? These are excellent performances, every one.

I'm sad to see him slip into self-parody by being in crap like THE DUKES OF HAZZARD and by lending his likeness to smarmy print ad campaigns. He is a titan of the screen. I am totally serious.

I also really really really want to visit this museum.
Except then I'd have to go to Florida.
posted by Dr. Wu at 11:38 AM on February 2, 2009


If you're a Burt fan Boogie Nights is hands down his best work. He was up for an Oscar, actually.
posted by brocklanders at 12:02 PM on February 2, 2009


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