Save the Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum!

10128__burt_lMoveOn.org and Amnesty International aren’t returning my phone calls, so I turn to you, Popwatch readers. We must move quickly. A great crisis is in the offing. The Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum of Jupiter, Fla., is being liquidated.

Call your congressperson. We don’t want another situation like the looting of the Iraqi National Museum on our hands. It would be travesty to stand idly by while looters abscond with such priceless treasures as (and I quote from the catalog) "Hats from… Mystery, Alaska." Not to mention the extensive collection of "Autographed Books," including Driven, by Sylvester Stallone, which I didn’t even realize was a book. See how much the BR&F has to teach us?

We can’t give up on this place. Not while there’s still an Honorary Sheriff’s Deputy Badge from the Buffalo City Police left to protect. Not while there’s an autographed football "signed by entire 1972 Miami Dolphin 17-0 team (on loan from Bob Griese)" still on the shelf. Not while "Gifts from famous people" are going unappreciated by an adoring public. Trigger’s original bill of sale, people! A gift from Roy Rogers! The city of Jupiter, Fla., wants to wipe its mouth with that sacred document, after feasting on the corpse of Burt Reynolds’ fame. And I, for one, am not going to let that happen. Not while there’s a Gene Autry belt buckle or Bobby Orr jersey left to salvage.

If Jupiter doesn’t end its campaign of destruction, if Darryl Hannah is unsuccessful in her protest (she will climb Burt Reynolds and sit defiantly atop him until the town relents), then I call for a mass mobilization of rec rooms. Together, we can absorb a collection this massive and iconic. Who’s with me?

addCredit(“Burt Reynolds: Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images”)

Comments (10 total) Add your comment
  • tara

    Wheee!
    That’s great! This is what a blog is supposed to be. Not dribble about Paris Hilton or K-Fed… but random entertainment stories.

  • Ceballos

    If the gray toupee he wore in “Boogie Nights” were part of the collection, then I might step in and do something…made him look a little classy.
    As opposed to the current “Man Law” ads in which Burt Reynolds doesn’t seem to realize that he’s not currently supposed to look the way he looks in the pic accompanying this article.

  • pn

    And to think some people give their money to the poor and disease research programmes, when obviously this is just more worthwhile and important.

  • Stephanie

    Not to put down Reynolds but his friends mainly consisted of every now and then character actors such as the late Jack Weston, and Jerry Reed, a country singer who was popular in the mid 1970’s. Evening Shade, Boogie Nights, and Mystery Alaska did it for me.

  • EP Sato

    Liquidated? Does this mean the Bandit car is for sale? Where can a film crazy brother like me purchase this piece of film memorabilia? are they selling it on Ebay? As you all probably know, I’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there…

  • Stephanie Travitsky

    Yeah EP, because you’re west bound and down loaded up and trucking? heh.

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  • vicki

    I’d like to know how the heck you can get in touch with this man….he’s like an enigma that you can’t even write too……been a fan all my life and I am 58 yrs old and still can’t figure out how to get in touch with him…not going to help anyone I can’t speak to or write to..just doesn’t make sense.

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