“Forgotten Hollywood”- Yo, Rocky Still Sells…

Posted on December 24, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

Sylvester_stallone_portre   An auction of Sylvester Stallone’s black leather Rocky jacket and other memorabilia has earned more than $3 million. Heritage Auctions President Greg Rohan says Stallone’s leather jacket was the top item sold at the three-day auction, with a top bid of $149,000. A poncho worn by Stallone in the first Rambo film fetched $60,000 in a sale that featured boxing trunks, gloves, and other items from the actor-director’s storied career.

   Stallone attended the auction’s first day and mingled with fans. The 69-year-old Oscar nominee announced the sale in July, but said it didn’t mean he was saying goodbye to the characters who made him famous.

   Stallone reprised his role as Rocky Balboa in the recent film Creed. His performance earned a Golden Globes Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He is the first star since Paul Newman to receive accolades for playing the same character in different motion pictures (Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler and The Color of Money). Marlon Brando and Robert DeNiro won Academy Awards for playing Vito Corleone in The Godfather / The Godfather pt. II.                                                                             SYLVESTER STALLONE

   Portions of the auction proceeds will benefit military charities.


   George Clayton Johnson was a prolific writer of television science fiction; and also had a few screenplays that were quite remarkable. He’s best remembered as sharing teleplay time with Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson on The Twilight Zone. His other works included film collaboration that earned an Oscar nod on Logan’s Run, and the original draft of Ocean’s 11.

   Although not widely known outside of science-fiction circles, Johnson was revered among fans of the genre for his work. His seven contributions on The Twilight Zone received sensational reviews, and featured up-and-coming stars as Dick York, Robert Redford, Jonathan Winters, Jack Klugman, and Russell Johnson. A Game of Pool, Kick the Can, and Nothing in the Dark are considered three of the finest moments in the initial run of the anthology.

   He also had the distinction of penning the first-aired episode of Star Trek that introduced audiences to the crew of the USS Enterprise, including the now familiar characters, Capt. James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock.

   George Clayton Johnson was 86.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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