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Burt Reynolds dead at 82, made three movies in Boston

"FUZZ" MOVIE TRAILER

In 1972, Reynolds starred with Raquel Welch and Tom Skerritt as BPD detectives chasing after evil bomber Yul Brynner through Boston streets, the Charlestown el and the Public Garden. Most of the scenes were filmed on location.

Reynolds died today.

He returned to Boston seven years after "Fuzz" to play a divorced guy new to Boston in "Starting Over," - only to walk away from Jill Clayburgh in Louisburg Square:

In 1989, he returned for Michael Crichton's "Physical Evidence:"

Earlier:
When Boston had an 87th precinct.

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"Fuzz" had some terrific location shots of early 70s Boston, and Raquel Welch and Burt Reynolds were at the height of their "beautiful people" era. Between "Fuzz", "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" and the original "Thomas Crown Affair" you can get a decent idea of what things looked like here in the late 60s/early 70s when the city had true character in it's look.

RIP Burt.

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i remember a scene in that movie (boston strangler) where they arrest someone at the end of memorial drive in cambridge looking across at the 1968 boston skyline. all eight buildings.

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They used an apartment at the end of my block on Inman St., Cambridge for filming. My roommates and I were quite amused when the film showed the leads walking out of the apartment onto Beacon Hill.

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I saw "Starting Over" right around the time I had decided to move to Boston, so it definitely helped stoke my anticipation -- even if, as you mention, some of the continuity is dubious.
I watched a clip the other day of a scene which showed Reynolds and Jill Clayburgh exiting the 57 bus, which I now ride pretty frequently. Not sure where exactly it was they were supposed to be, but the scenery didn't look familiar (then again, this is nearly 40 years ago).

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She and Tina Turner both still bring the heat.

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The mustache that defined an era.

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Was the thing dreams are made of...

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I assume you are referring to the famous picture that was published in Cosmopolitan. Interestingly, that photo proved to the media that women also enjoyed seeing naked pictures of good looking men, and thus, Playgirl magazine was formed in 1973.

(Coincidentally, I just watched a video about this photo 2 days ago, which is where I learned this little tidbit.)

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"Playgirl" was not really aimed at women. It was very clearly aimed at gay men with a very thin veneer of being for women. VERY thin.

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for the articles.... :)

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The long articles.

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Although there were emerging underground gay publications (the LGBTQetc acronym had not been invented yet) in the early 70s such as Boston's Gay Community News (GCN) and the edgier Fag Rag, any publication that wanted to be as mainstream and as national as Playgirl had to utilize a facade of heterosexuality, though it was easily seen through. That's just how it was then.

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Under her bed.

When I was older she was more candid about how sexy she thought he was. Not my type, but I can get it.

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