10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sylvester Stallone

On September 19, 2014, IFC.com posted 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sylvester Stallone by Andy Hunsaker.

My guess is you’ll know every single one of the facts, but it is still worth a click-over for the Youtube video links. – Craig

 

Sly in Rona Barrett’s Hollywood Dec. 1977

Earlier this week I received these photos attached to this e-mail:

Craig,

Longtime SZoner, Rob Hoskins, here from Salyersville, Kentucky. Just wanted to show you these latest gems. My Dad brought me an old copy of Rona Barrett’s HOLLYWOOD Magazine from December 1977 he found at an antique place. I found these sections on the “new star” of ROCKY inside.

Peace,

Rob Hoskins

I had the shirt and poster below. One of my sisters secretly traded the poster to one of her friends for a shirt. She didn’t tell me until years later.

If you’d like to see a larger version of the ad you can here.

 

Thanks to Rob for sharing!

SZ Exclusive: Frank Stallone in Concert!


SZoner, Christopher Heathcoat
aka SlyGuy recently attended a Frank Stallone concert. From all reports Frank has been killing it since he returned to live performing and Chris’ report confirms it!

 

Hello Z,
Here are the photo’s from Frank Stallone’s terrific 30 year anniversary performance signifying his Golden Globe and Emmy nominated work for the soundtrack to the Saturday Night Fever sequel Staying Alive.

Going in, from previous feedback from yourself and other SZoners, as well as my own past observations of Frank’s career, we were very well aware that he was a multi-talented singer, actor and composer. What I didn’t know (and now, enjoyably am aware of) is just how excitedly versatile Frank Stallone actually is. Frank’s own description of it was Musical Schizophrenic, including his fave, jazz.   


The evening was great.  Frank performed jazz covers with respectful nod’s to the greats, little stand up historical recollections of his life with his superstar brother, and my personal fave, his pure, point on covers of Hendrix’s FOXY LADY and his deep devotional to country music in Wake Up Call, and though I’m not a huge fan of country music, the lyrics and delivery of that tune, many can relate to.

Just as i heard the rock group RUSH can not leave town without doing Tom Sawyer, certainly Mr. Stallone couldn’t leave that engagement without delivering Far From Over and off came the sport coat thrown to the piano top and that is what he closed the show with.
However, not before a birthday give-a-way to a lovely lady, blessing her with the Frank Stallone street corner singing action figure, as my pictures display. And lastly (but only for that evening as I’d like to enjoy his performances again with family and friends) a meet and greet with myself and my long time friend, Matthew, as Frank signed the record album that I had purchased when the movie came out.

 

Thank you Frank for the fun filled performance and with such variety. A true showman.
Christopher Heathcoat/SlyGuy 
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Thanks to Chris for the report and photos! – Craig

Happy Birthday, Sly!

On July 6, 2013, Sly celebrated his 67th birthday.

Frank tweeted the photo above of Sly’s birthday cake.  Did you catch that Jennifer has been substituted for Talia Shire in the center?  How about the caption, “Happy 1,000th Birthday”?

Happy Birthday, Sly! – Craig

Frank also tweeted this photo of Sly, Frank and Bruce Willis taken on Sly’s b-day!

 

Sly and Frank Together Again?

According to Molly Eichel’s Frank Rizzo to Hit the Big Screen? article posted at Philly.com on April 11, 2013, there’s talk about the potential for Sly and Frank to co-star in a film about former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo.

Keep in mind this is just talk/speculation, but it would be nice to see Sly and Frank together again on the big screen.  (You know, Frank could be Expendable.) – Craig

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