Interview With Beverly Collier

From the interview with Beverly Collier of Poulsbo, WA conducted by John Clise at the Fort Worden History Center on February 4, 2004. Here Ms. Collier discusses the filming of “An Officer and a Gentlemen” at Fort Worden while she worked in the Park Office Building:

“They (the movie crew) painted buildings, they put down carpets and everything had to be just the way they wanted it. One Sunday when I was working there…it was just one of the park attendants and myself…It was May. Those in charge of the filming came up (to the office) and they wanted all the Scotch broom cut on the bank down to the water because they didn’t want all that yellow in their film… because they were filming something on the water. You would never have dreamed the extent they went to, the minute things they had to have their way before it was filmed. But they re-carpeted buildings, they painted old buildings, they bought chairs by the dozen. Money was no object. What they wanted, they spent money for.”

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