Julien’s Auctions concluded a two-day auction of The Collection of Award Winning Actor Burt Reynolds. The exciting auction event featuring personal effects, career memorabilia, and a museum-caliber fine art collection took place at the Palms Casino Resort Thursday and Friday , December 12-13, with bidders from around the world.
Burt Reynolds, best known as a leading film star, has had a storied career both on the big and small screen. Aside from his award winning portrayals of some of the world’s most iconic characters in film and television, Reynolds is also a businessman who has owned a football team, a dinner theater, a working ranch and even a museum.
His brilliant acting career spans over six decades beginning with his breakout role on the hit 1960’s CBS-TV show “Gunsmoke” and including his leading roles in the films “The Longest Yard,” “Smokey and the Bandit,” “Stroke Ace,” “Boogie Nights,” “Striptease” and “Deliverance.”
Highlights of the auction included the “Smokey and the Bandit” Trans Am car which sold for $450,000, Reynolds’ Smokey and the Bandit jacket which sold for $34,375, the canoe made for the movie “Deliverance” sold for $17,500, a pair of “Bandit” Burt Reynolds cowboy boots sold for $20,000, a “Stroker Ace” jacket and promotional shirt sold for $9,375, a “ Smokey and the Bandit” Western shirt sold for $15,625, the Burt Reynolds “Top Box Office Star of the Year” Award sold for $5,312, the “Smokey and the Bandit” Go-Kart sold for $13,750, a Burt Reynolds “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” badge sold for $5,000, Burt Reynolds football trophy sold for $$1,875, a group of Burt Reynolds police badges which sold for $3,750, Burt Reynolds’ license plate sold for $5,937 and the Burt Reynolds owned Bobby Goldsboro Hascal Haile guitar sold for $10,000.
Other highlights included the 18K Gold Pocket Watch gifted to Burt Reynolds by Sally Field which sold for $13,750, Burt Reynolds’ 1998 Golden Globe Award sold for $21,250, his 1990-1991 Emmy Award sold for $28,125 and his 1983 People’s Choice Award sold for $10,625. Reynolds’ “Longest Yard” film worn helmet sold for $8,125 and a John Wayne inscribed photograph to Burt Reynolds sold $11,250.
Burt Reynolds art assortment featured an amazing collection of paintings, sketches, sculptures and prints. Reynolds’ eye for American and Western Cowboy related artworks is an extraordinary one. Among the art highlights were the “Big Burt” Bohlin Saddle on stand which sold for $43,750 while a second Bohlin Saddle on stand which was offered sold towards the end of the auction for $46,875, the Harold Shelton “Real Dogs” oil on canvas which sold for $12,500, a Fred Williams “The Duke” oil on canvas featuring Western cowboy film star John Wayne which sold for $8,750, a Thomas Kinkaid “Water’s Edge” oil on canvas which sold for $8,125, a James Hutchinson “My Florida” oil on canvas which sold for $5,937, a Dan Poole “Magic Carpet” oil on canvas which sold for $4,687.
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