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‘Coins’ on the Big Screen
By Robert R. Van Ryzin, Coins Magazine
October 10, 2013

This article was originally printed in Coins Magazine.
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That’s Coins magazine over Truman Burbank’s (Jim Carrey’s) shoulder in the “The Truman Show” (courtesy of Paramount Pictures). The movie, for which Carrey received the Golden Globe nod for best actor, was released in 1998. It was nearly two years earlier that I received a fax from Beth Unger Morrison at Paramount asking for several copies of the October 1996 issue of Coins, which were to be sent to Nancy Haigh, the film’s set director. Paramount also provided a bit of the script, noting that Truman, the main character, would pass by a news kiosk twice during the film and that Coins would be on one of the shelves.

By the time the movie came out, the location had been changed and Dennis Hopper had been replaced by Ed Harris in one of the lead roles. So I figured Coins didn’t make it in, and didn’t go see the film in the theater.

When it was released on VHS, I watched it and saw that Coins was used, but the low res image on my small TV (and the shaky pause function) made me think not much of the cover was visible. However, the full front was on view in different instances and can easily be seen on a large-screen TV. So it would have been visible on the big screen. I should have gone, as even without Coins, it’s a great movie. Thanks to Paramount for our chance to go Hollywood.

Happy collecting.

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