Jay Leno's Garage Gets Screen Credit in 'The Great Gatsby'
This story first appeared in the May 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
"Jay Leno's Garage" is listed among the thank-you's in the end credits of The Great Gatsby.
A source close to the movie tells THR that the Tonight Show host, known for his vintage car collection, allowed director Baz Luhrmann's crew to record the period-correct sounds of his Duesenbergs.
It was necessary assistance, since the yellow 1929 Duesenberg appearing anachronistically in the 1922-set film is a fake, its fiberglass body masking a Ford V-8 engine.