If you are a fan of Burt Reynolds, now is your chance to own some of the items personally connected to the star.
Hundreds of personal items belonging to Burt, will be auctioned off at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas next month. Julien’s Live auction house is running the event.
The auction’s is titled The Property From the Life and Career of Burt Reynolds. It lists over 600 items, including: movie memorabilia as a jacket and shirt he wore in Smokey and the Bandit II, a football helmet from The Longest Yard and even a pair of monogrammed boots from 1996’s Striptease, for all those diehard Striptease fans out there.
Also auctioned will be several vehicles, a wide selection of artwork and sports collectibles. There are several awards, including his 1991 best actor in a comedy Emmy for Evening Shade and 1998 best supporting actor Golden Globe for Boogie Nights.
Reynolds, underwent back surgery in 2009 and a quintuple bypass the following year, has been under financial duress of late. It has been reported in 2011 that his Florida home was facing foreclosure. Earlier this year, Reynolds announced that he will be writing a memoir. It is to be published in the fall 2015. Reynolds has recently been teaching acting classes in Florida.
The auction takes places Dec. 11-12, and bidding can be done live and online. Just google Burt Reynolds auction.
If you’re serious about Reynold’s leather chaps, the starting bid is set at $100, and the price is estimated to reach between $200 and $300.