Burt Reynolds Museum II Opens In Jupiter

After almost two years of negotiation, the Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum has opened in Jupiter, Florida. Included on display are the Trans-Am from Smokey and the Bandit, the canoe from Deliverance, Burt's 1991 Emmy for "Evening Shade," and autographed pictures of celebrities, sports stars, and former presidents -- hence the "Friends" in the attraction's name.

The first Burt Reynolds Museum in Jupiter closed in 1999 when Reynolds filed for bankruptcy. Perhaps feeling that it was best to avoid the glare of publicity, Burt was not at the museum's opening. His current girlfriend, however, attended, and said, "I think he's going to be thrilled."

Gone; old museum building destroyed for shopping mall. Was supposed to reopen in a new building, but Burt sold a lot of his stuff in late 2014.

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