Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum
The Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum in Jupiter,Florida is a fun way to spend an afternoon. If you are looking for a walk down memory lane this museum will provide you with lots of memorabilia from the entertainment industry. Burt is said to be something of a "pack rat" and over the years he has collected tons of autographed photos, personalized notes and items from his movies.
As my husband and I entered the museum we were met by the friendly volunteers who were anxious to answer any questions we had about Burt and his museum. They gave us an overview of the museum, told us we were free to take all the photos we wanted, and made sure we knew to ask them any questions.
We were also greeted by the life size cutout of Burt that you see here. We then started our tour around the rooms, where the walls were full of photos and posters. We saw a chair made of hockey sticks from his movie Mystery Alaska, a red horse carriage built for Burt by Dolly Parton, and a guitar that belonged to Bobby Goldsboro. We also saw photos from Burt's football days, his movie and tv days and his producer days.
There was also a recent photo of Burt, who turned 78 on February 11th, and his dog Precious.
In this lens I will show you some of the photos I took on our tour of the museum. I hope you enjoy this tour of one of my favorite film stars.
photos by mbgphoto
Smokey and Bandit Memorabilia - a fun movie series
The museum had lots of items from the Smokey and the Bandit movies. Here you see boot and a shirt that Burt wore in the movies along with some photos of stars in the movies. There are also replicas of the truck and cars from the movie and a piece of one of the cars.
Smokey and the Bandit - Burt Reynolds and Sally Field
The Smokey and the Bandit movies are just pure fun. If you want a movie where you can sit back and relax and just enjoy a good laugh, these are the movies for you. I have watched them numerous times and never get tired of seeing the Bandit>.
Poster from Smokey and the Bandit
Own a poster of this fun movie!
Evening Shade - TV Series with Burt Reynolds
Evening Shade was a TV series that took place in the small town of Evening Shade, Arkansas. The sitcom, which starred Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner, ran from 1990-1994.
Burt's character is an ex-pro football player who comes to the small town to coach a loosing high school football team. In 1991, Burt won an Emmy, for his performance in this series as the Leading Actor in a Comedy Series.
Evening Shade - tv show with burt reynolds
If you missed this television show, it's not too late. You can buy each season on a DVD and enjoy the antics of Burt and friends in this small town television show.
Burt Reynolds- football star - high school and college years
One wall in the museum is dedicated to Burt's high school and college football career. During his Senior year at Palm Beach High School, Burt made the First Team All State as a fullback. This gained him a number of football scholarships. He accepted the scholarship from Florida State where he was an all star halfback. His career was short lived due to an injury.
Burt Reynolds- Director
There were several chairs in the museum from the days when Burt was a producer/director.
Burt Reynolds Autobiography
Here is what Burt has to say about his life.
Friends of Burt Reynolds - autographed pictures
The walls are full of autographed photos given to Burt by some of the biggest names in Hollywood. It is full to look at the photos and see notes to Burt from people like, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck and many others.
The museum is also full of movie posters from some of the over 90 feature films that Burt was in.
Burt Reynolds Park
Near the museum you will find Burt Reynolds Park. Burt is a much loved member of the community.