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Posted By: Curtis Parisi
Posted On: Tuesday January 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM
Pics: With all the attention to Tuckers lately I finally ordered a Waltz Blue one.
I thought I'd better get one to go with my movie memorabilia. Back in '87 I spent nine days on the set as an extra and finally got a small bit part as Mr. Bennington's, Tuckers Vice President, executive assistant.I got chosen from about 6 guys for the bit part. Mr. Coppola chose me because he said I had a tough guy look. I'm exactly half way through the movie shutting a door in a couple guys faces, I have digressed. It was a lot of fun. Anyway I thought that I'd post some photos I took on set. I can't remember but I think we had 28 real Tuckers including Frances Coppola's and a few fiberglass ones used for an endurance test that got rolled.

Yours truly 33 years ago on set.

The Tucker plant which was really the old Ford assembly plant in Richmond Ca.

Setting up for the Tucker unveiling with Jeff Bridges as Preston Tucker.

Yours truly with the Tucker that was used as the car in the unveiling.

A bad photo of some of the Tuckers in the assembly plant.

The scene of the Chicago court house trial staged in San Francisco.

The following are Tuckers used in the court house scene.

A copy of the Tucker brochure reproduced for the movie, front.

Brochure inside.

Brochure back.

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Pics: With all the attention to Tuckers lately I finally ordered a Waltz Blue one. by Curtis Parisi #27155
What a great story and photos! (EOM) by Ed Glorius #27155.1
Great post Curtis! I just ordered the black one to complete my BRK 222 set. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #27155.2
There are stars among us! What a great story, Curtis! (EOM) by John Kuvakas #27155.3
Tucker movie pics by Raymond Paszkiewicz #27155.3.1
Wow, A star among us. Thanks for sharing this with us Curtis. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #27155.4
That was a great experience Curtis. And Mrs Tucker preferred the by Don Anderson #27155.5
Fascinating pictures and backstory ! (EOM) by Mike DeTorrice #27155.6
Interesting story Curtis - Thanks for sharing. (EOM) by Ken Smith #27155.6.1
I love the history and the movie ! Thanks so much for sharing with us. (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #27155.6.1.1
Best story and history lesson ever posted on forum 43. by Shel Platt #27155.7
Awesome! Did they let you keep the suits and hat? (EOM) by Randall Olson #27155.8
No, I didn't get to keep the suit and hat. I did make off with the Illinois license plate that by Curtis Parisi #27155.8.1
Pics: Curtis, what an incredible post! Wonderful story as well. by David Knight #27155.9
Here y'ar, matey! by John Kuvakas #27155.9.1
Thanks, John! (EOM) by David Knight #27155.9.1.1
Pic: Curtis, you certainly were a dapper dude in those pictures. by David Knight #27155.10
Thank you all for all the positive comments! (EOM) by Curtis Parisi #27155.11

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