Sunday, November 30, 2014

Burt Reynolds Auction

Hundreds of personal items belonging to 78-year-old actor Burt Reynolds will be auctioned off at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas December 11 and 12. Even the Golden Globe he won for “Boogie Nights.” Reynolds won the trophy in the category of best supporting actor at the time.

Over 600 items are on the block and open for online bidding. Reynolds is ready to part ways with the objects in light of money struggles.
Reynolds underwent back surgery in 2009 and had a quintuple heart bypass the following year. He has been under financial duress with his Florida home facing foreclosure.

A prop U.S. Marshal badge from the set of Gunsmoke (CBS, 1955-1975). Badges were given to select guest stars and visitors to the set. Burt Reynolds played Quint Asper from 1962-1965. Current bid $ 1250

A black felt sombrero from 100 Rifles (20th Century, 1969). The studio-distressed hat has a brown leather hat band and is accompanied by a black and white photograph of Reynolds wearing the hat on set with co-star Raquel Welch. Current bid $ 600

A gold tone and white and blue enamel star form badge marked "Sheriff Lanville County," housed in a frame with a brass plaque reading "Ed Earl Dodd's Badge 'Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.'" (Universal, 1982). Current Bid $ 1500

A Burt Reynolds Best Actor award trophy for his role as Paul Crewe in The Longest Yard (Paramount, 1974) presented to Reynolds by the Cartagena Film Festival in 1974. $400

32-40 caliber, 18.5" round barrel with full magazine, S/N JW 10482. Engraved with cowboy scenes. Blued screws plated frame, lever and bands. Enlarged lever. Checkered stock and forearm. John Wayne commemorative medallion inlaid in the stock. $ 2000

7.65 caliber, 4" barrel, S/N 92186. Engraved and silver plated. Initials incised, carved and black enameled BLR 22. George S. Patton's name is engraved in the slide. 1 of 500. $ 2500

A diecast toy model of the 1977 black T-top Trans Am driven by Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit (Universal,1977) with an action figure of Reynolds. $ 500

A black and white publicity photograph of John Wayne from the film True Grit (Paramount, 1969) inscribed to Burt Reynolds "Good Luck Burt John Wayne." $ 2000

A candid black and white photograph of Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed and Hal Needham on the set of Smokey and the Bandit II (Universal, 1980), signed by both of the actors and the director Needham in black ink. $ 700

Burt Reynolds' helmet worn in the film The Longest Yard (Paramount, 1974). It is a blue Rawlings brand vintage football helmet. Accompanied by a copy of the film. $ 2750