Edited by JOHN DALY
Sylvester Stallone will auction boxing gloves and items from the Rocky films and various props from the Rambo franchise and his other movies through Julien’s Auctions, it was announced.
The auction, Property From the Life and Career of Sylvester Stallone, presents the collection from the Golden Globe Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor and screenwriter.
The auction takes place Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills and live online at juliensauctions.com.
On offer are costumes, movie props, and memorabilia from Stallone’s personal collection–the Rocky and Rambo movie franchises, Cliffhanger, Demolition Man, The Specialist, Assassins, Escape Plan, Cop Land, and The Expendables–as well as awards, fine jewelry, furniture, cigar accoutrement, and other gentlemen’s luxury items.
The collection will be exhibited for the public, curators and collectors to view these treasures in an exclusive one-week engagement at Mall Galleries in London Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 before heading to Julien’s Auctions.
Born in New York City, New York, as Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, on July 6, 1946, Sylvester Stallone’s early acting career in New York and Hollywood consisted of uncredited roles such as in Woody Allen’s 1971 film Bananas and Klute starring Jane Fonda, until 1974 when he received attention for his role in the film drama, The Lords of Flatbush.
Two years later, Stallone would become a pop culture icon in his breakthrough role as boxer Rocky Balboa, in Rocky, the first film of the box office smash and Rocky film series for which Stallone starred in and wrote the screenplays.
Auction highlights include numerous film items and iconography from the seminal 1976 Rocky film and subsequent sequels and includes:
Sylvester Stallone’s original handwritten notebooks filled with story development ideas for the first four films of the classic motion picture series Rocky estimated to bring $40,000 – $60,000 each
His boxing gloves from films such as Rocky III ($10,000 – $20,000) and training boxing gloves from Rocky Balboa ($6,000 – $8,000), as well as other boxing gloves from the Creed installments
The announcement card listing Rocky as the Best Picture winner at the 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 1977 ($6,000 – $8,000)
Original film poster concept artworks for Rocky by Tom Jung and Rocky IV by Drew Struzan ($8,000 – $10,000)
The boxing mouth guard worn by Stallone as Rocky in the 1976 film ($6,000 – $8,000)
Original artwork by Leroy Neiman of Hulk Hogan fighting Sylvester Stallone from the set of Rocky III ($1,000 – $2,000)
A Sylvester Stallone signed boxing training pad from Creed ($3,000 – $5,000)
A Rocky II Leo Sewell sculpture ($8,000 – $10,000)
Air Jordan boxing boots from Creed ($8,000 – $10,000) and more.
Other upcoming auctions at Julien’s Auctions include Property from the Life and Career of Amy Winehouse on Nov. 6-7; Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll at the Hard Rock NYC on Nov. 19, 20 and 21 and Property from the Collection of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark on Dec. 4. For more information go to Julien’s Auctions.
Rocky III – ‘Eye of the Tiger’ song written by Jim Peterik: