In Betty Jo Tucker’s book, Paperback Confessions of a Movie Addict or in Kindle Confessions of a Movie Addict, she talks about attending the premiere of the move, George of the jungle:
“Holding a traditional Hollywood premiere for George of the Jungle wasn’t exciting enough for the adventurous execs at Walt Disney Pictures. They decided to take over San Diego’s Wild Animal Park. Lucky for Larry and me, we were among the press invited to cover this event. Starting around 4:30 on that particular hot afternoon, we joined a large group of media representatives and eager fans assembled at the park’s entrance.
“Celebrities began walking down the red --- excuse me, leopard-spotted --- carpet a little before 6 p.m.
“As expected, the film’s buffed-up star, Brendan Fraser, captured most of the media attention. Looking exactly like he does on screen, the popular actor appeared to have time for everyone. When I mentioned to him how much the youngsters wanted to see George of the Jungle, he added, “And their
parents, too, because they remember this character from the 1960s cartoon.”
“Veteran actor Richard Roundtree, who starred in the original Shaft movies, also hit it off with the press. As Kwame, the guide in George of the Jungle, Roundtree said the most difficult shoot for him involved a dangerous swinging bridge scene in the African sequence. Lovely leading lady Leslie Mann expressed delight over her role as George’s love interest, but her long see-through dress rated two thumbs down as a costume choice for Wild Animal Park.
“Other actors spotted among the many celebrities attending included Thomas ayden Church, Holland Taylor, Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Idle, and Christine Lahti.
“Almost everyone brought their families.”
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