Jazzman sent in this pic and the following: Craig, I found a cool article in the current (UK edition Volume 3 Number 1) issue of HOTDOG ‘the movie magazine’ on Stallone’s VICTORY entitled ‘JACKROOTS FOR GOALPOSTS, THE MAKING OF ESCAPE TO VICTORY’. Here are some excerpts…

John Houston has made better films than Escape To Victory: The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, Moby Dick, The African Queen, Fat City.. bit it’s doubtful the writer/actor/director/cinematographer/bullfighter/ Mexican cavalry officer ever made a film that was as much fun as this soccer opus.

That the film still enjoys a cult status can’t be entirely attributed to schoolboy nostalgia, however. Amore probable reason for the public’s sustained affection is the films relationship with the granddaddy of all POW movies, The Great Escape.


Caine and co-star Stallone made the most of their weekends off. “We used to get away together when ever we could,” said Caine. “We would race ot the airport on Friday night waving our credit cards and shouting: ‘When’s the next plane out- to anywhere? ‘ Usually it was Paris or London. We’d go eating, drinking and falling down a lot.”

– Craig Zablo (02/03/02)
Thanks to Jazzman for sharing!

Sly Guests on Ali Celebration

Muhammad Ali, seated, is joined by, from left, India.Aire, Paul Simon, Sidney Poitier, Natalie Cole, Larry King, Sylvester Stallone, Laila Ali and Jon Voight at the taping of Muhammad Ali’s 60th Birthday Celebration,” Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Los Angeles. The show airs Wednesday. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton)

Muhammand Ali, seated, is joined by, from left, Howard Bingham, Will Smith, India.Aire, Cuba Gooding Jr., Paul Simon, Sidney Poitier, Natalie Cole, Larry King, Sylvester Stallone, Laila Ali and Jon Voight at the taping of “Muhammad Ali’s 60th Birthday Celebration,” Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Los Angeles. The show airs Wednesday night on CBS. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton)

Sly: The Difference is Night and Day

SLY appears twice in the April 17, 2001 issue of the National Enquirer. He first appears in the two pictures above in a piece that looks at how differently celebrities dress during the day and at night. SLY makes another appearance later in the magazine [in a small picture] in an article about TOM CRUISE and NICOLE KIDMAN.
– Craig Zablo

SZ Exclusive Sly Candid

This pic above was taken on April 26, 2001 outside the David Letterman show. SLY stopped before the show to sign autographs for everyone. All the best, Christine Eschenauer (ps the photo is from my personal collection of SLY pics)

(Christine was born and lives in Brooklyn. She’s been a major SLY fan for 20 years now!! She’s a director of marketing at a law firm. Funny story: each time she’s met SLY, she’s had a Rocky towel with her that he sees – she calls it the lucky towel and thinks she will go down as the “crazy towel girl” to the people at David Letterman!!!

Thanks to Christine for sharing!
– Craig Zablo

Sly and Jen at a Family Celebration

The April 17, 2001 issue of England’s Hello! magazine contains a picture of SLY and JENNIFER at the annual Family Celebration charity event in Los Angeles. Also at the event was CALISRA FLOCKHART, BRITANY SPEARS with boyfriend JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and former president BILL CLINTON who played sax with legendary blues guitarist BB KING.

Thanks to Jazz! – Craig Zablo

Sly and Jen Have An Unforgettable Evening

Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes sent in the following scoop:

“Here is a pic from the April 13, 2001 issue of OK! magazine. SLY and JENNIFER at a LA charity gala called An Unforgettable Evening. It was a fundraiser for the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and took place at the Regent Beverly Wishire Hotel, Beverly Hills. SLY and JENNIFER were among 800 guests which also included ROBERT DOWNEY JR., KIRK DOUGLAS and STING.

– Craig Zablo

Stallone Interview

Sly appears in the April 10, 2001 issue of the National Enquirer. The picture above accompanies a short “exclusive interview” by Beverly Williston. The “interview” consists of six sentences by SLY… he says:

1. DALE EARNHARDTwas the “best in his field” and he hopes that “Driven” pays tribute to race car drivers.
2. That when you drive the cars “you’re lying down feet first.”
3. That once in “you are literally locked into these machines so there’s a sense of being nailed in a box with no exit except with the help of others.”
4. If the worst happens and “…you get into a crash its quite difficult to release yourself.”
5. Being in the car is “…very confining and claustrophobic.”
6. Finally about co-star ESTELLA WARREN, SLY said, ” ESTELLA is going to have a charmed life.”

– Craig Zablo

Sly, Stone and Liotta

The April 9, 2001, issue of People contains the picture above with the caption: “At the MGM pre-Oscar party in L.A. honoring producer DINO De LAURENTIS, Hannibal’s RAY LIOTTA [center] gave a piece of his mind to director OLIVER STONE [ left] and SYLVESTER STALLONE, whose race-car film Driven opens April 27.
– Craig Zablo

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