4 Items Burt Reynolds Is Auctioning Off That Are Actually Interesting
Winter might just now be closing in on us, but Burt Reynolds is officially getting a jump on his spring cleaning. And unlike the rest of us, who clean out our closet and hope to sell an old iPod from 2006 for a couple bucks on eBay, when Reynolds makes a sell pile, he's looking at thousands of dollars in profit — and he's totally taking advantage of it. Reynolds is auctioning off hundreds of his own personal items and stuff from his movies, and from the way online bidding is going so far, he's definitely going to rake in the big bucks. The actual auction is taking place Dec. 11 and 12 at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, but bidding is already happening online. If you're interested, I'd go stake my claim ASAP.
Looking at his catalog of items up for sale, it's hard to imagine why Reynolds would be interesting in selling so many cool, one of a kind items — especially since some of them are autographs that are personalized to him, or seem like they might carry a certain degree of sentimental value. But The Hollywood Reporter hints that Reynolds may be doing the auction to bail himself out of some financial trouble, which is totally understandable.
Either way, though, it's hard to ignore how awesome some of this stuff actually is.
A red carriage gifted to Reynolds from Dolly Parton
For the uninformed, Reynolds and Dolly Parton played love interests in the 1982 movie, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and their friendship sparked Parton to give Reynolds a custom red carriage with his monogram on it. OK, so I'm willing to bet that you probably don't have $3,500 laying around — what the price currently is — but if you did, this would be pretty neat to own. And, you know, attach to some horses and ride around town in. Casual.
Jacket from Smokey and the Bandit 2
Okay, so it's the sequel, but it's still pretty cool, and you can see Reynolds wearing the jacket in the clips above. Just imagine sporting this with your next outfit. Someone will inevitably compliment your super cool Trans Am jacket, and then you can very smugly say, "Thanks. It belonged to Burt Reynolds." Cue hair flip, and then walk away, leaving a cloud of dust and tears behind you. Plenty of Reynolds' cowboy boots are up for grabs if you'd like to complete the look.
1998 Golden Globe
Chances are most of us are not going to win a Golden Globe award of our own merit in our lifetime, so this is the opportunity to score one of these shiny little numbers for your trophy cabinet. Reynolds took this one home for his performance in Boogie Nights, and you can see his acceptance speech above.
Football helmet from The Longest Yard
One of Reynolds' most famous films was The Longest Yard, and is there any better prop to own from a football movie than a helmet? I think not.