Items donated by Sylvester Stallone, including personal memorabilia from the Rocky franchise, will be auctioned at Julien’s Auctions.
Rocky Star and action film icon Sylvester Stallone has auctioned numerous memorabilia from his 50-year career, including items from the Rocky Franchise. The star has played the Philadelphia underdog boxer in 8 films, including 2015 Faith. The character’s last appearance was in 2018 Creed II, where the boxer stepped out of the spotlight and announced to Stallone that he would not be returning Creed III.
Stallone has had a long, prominent career portraying some of the most iconic characters in cinema, portrayed by John J. Rambo of the Rambo Franchise, Judge Dredd of Judge Dredd, and John Spartan from Demolition Man. The actor’s career spans nearly five decades, from uncredited roles in 1969 to 2021, where he voiced King Shark in James Gunns The suicide squad. His most iconic and longest running role, however, remains that of Rocky Balboa, with the actor now offering his fans memorabilia from these productions from his personal collection.
As reported by Collider, the star donated numerous items from his nearly fifty years of filmography to Julien’s auctions on a slate entitled “Properties from the Life and Career of Sylvester Stallone”. Along with articles from films like First blood, Judge Dredd, Demolition Man, and The Expendables, the slate contains many articles from the Rocky Franchises, from on-screen items like the title character’s boxing gloves and boots to Stallone’s personal handwritten notebooks that he used to come up with ideas for the franchise. Darren Julien, CEO and President of Julien’s Auctions, spoke about the impact of Stallone’s careers, such as how Rocky and Rambo became cultural icons and two of Hollywood’s greatest characters, and how his company is proud to showcase the collection. Read Julien’s full statement below:
“Sylvester Stallone is one of the great icons and immense talents of the 20th and 21st centuries who is the epitome of a multi-hyphenated Hollywood superstar. With a remarkable career that began over 50 years ago and has continued to this day he’s changing the world and the action movie universe by giving us two of Hollywood’s greatest and most enduring heroes and cultural symbols, Rocky and Rambo. Julien’s Auctions is proud to present this epic auction, entirely from the personal collection of this magnanimous man, the myth, the legend Sylvester Stallone. “
Julien’s Auctions has historically sold many items of pop culture importance, with the company having auctions for props such as Han Solo’s DL-44 blaster pistol war of stars Franchise, and Sean Connery’s used Walther PP pistol that was featured in the James Bond Franchise. The company’s upcoming slates include collections by footballer Pele, singer Amy Winehouse, Elvira and items from rock ‘n’ roll icons alongside the Sylvester Stallone collection. Stallone’s slate will be auctioned on December 2nd and items will be on display in the Mall Galleries in London from September 16th to 24th before appearing in Julien’s Auctions from November 29th to December 3rd.
The property of Sylvester Stallone’s life and career slate is a good representation of Stallone’s career and his influence on pop culture as a whole. Since not only movie memorabilia but also the star’s personal items like Stallone’s notebook are considered desirable items that are expected to fetch up to $ 40,000 at auctions, it shows that Stallone has become an icon of American cinema has become and has reached many viewers. Movies like Rocky have inspired many across generations and have continued to do so for a long time since their publication.
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