Jay Leno's Garage Gets Screen Credit in 'The Great Gatsby'
Why the production turned to the talk show host -- and legendary car collector -- for help.
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.