Burt Reynolds was one of Hollywood’s darlings during the ’60s and ’70s, having appeared in the hit television series Gunsmoke, the 1972 film Deliverance (which was nominated for Best Picture), and 1997’s Boogie Nights where Reynolds was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Sadly Reynolds passed away last September 2018 from a heart attack at 82 years old, but apart from his films there will be more ways to remember him by.
His family has authorized Julien’s Auctions to host a two-day auction and sell off some of Reynolds’ belongings, including some of his cowboy boots, hats, and sports jackets. The biggest item up for grabs is Reynolds’ 1979 Pontiac Trans Am car which the actor frequently used in photoshoots and drove on the Bandit Run cross country rally; the car is expected to go for $500,00 (almost Php26 million) at the auction.
Other items going up for auction are two pairs of leather cowboy boots along with two hats, estimated to go sell between $800 and $2000 (Php 41,000-Php 100,000) a pair. Several personalized Florida State University (where he went to college) baseball, basketball, and varsity jackets will be sold, as will other art works and furniture like an oil on canvas painting of Reynolds’ favorite horse entitled “Cartouche,” expected to go for $20,000-$30,000 (Php 1-1.5 million).
A public exhibition of the items to be sold will take place in Beverly Hills form June 10-14, followed by the auction proper on June 15 and 16.
Story and photo from Reuters
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