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Iconic Memorabilia from the Man Who Brought Us “Deliverance,” “Smokey and the Bandit,” “The Longest Yard,” “Boogie Nights” “Evening Shade” and More

Career Memorabilia and Museum Caliber Private Collection Featured

Burt Reynolds Catalog

Thursday, December 11th and Friday, December, 12th, 2014 
At Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Manuel Carbonell (Cuban, 1918-2011)

Beverly Hills, California – (November 20, 2014) – Julien’s Auctions, the auction house to the stars, announced The Collection of Award Winning Actor Burt Reynolds, an exciting auction event featuring personal effects, career memorabilia, and a museum-caliber fine art collection. The single owner sale will take place at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Thursday, December 11th and Friday December 12th, 2014 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Burt Reynolds, best known as a leading film star, has had a storied career both on the big and small screens. 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 theatre, a working ranch and even a museum.

Canoe from the film “DELIVERANCE”

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 who can forget, “Deliverance.”

His television roles have also earned him accolades, including “B.L. Stryker” and “Evening Shade.” During the 1970s and 1980s, Reynolds was the ultimate movie star sex symbol with his outrageous good looks, enigmatic charm, dramatic roles and his memorable photo as Cosmopolitan Magazine’s first nude male centerfold. He was also a regular on the talk show circuit.

Burt Reynolds Edward H. Bolin Saddle on Stand

Reynolds’ major breakthrough film role was in the 1972 film “Deliverance” which established him as both a star and a serious actor. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Reynolds remained one of Hollywood’s most sought-after superstars and to this day is revered and honored amongst his peers. Other memorable films starring Burt Reynolds included “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “Starting Over.” He also won an Emmy Award in 1991 and a Golden Globe in 1992 for the popular television sitcom “Evening Shade” in which he starred.

In the mid-1990s his role as a shady congressman in the film “Striptease” earned him widespread notice within the industry. The following year he was cast in “Boogie Nights,” for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award. He also starred in “Mystery, Alaska” in 1999. In 2001, Reynolds starred in the thriller “Tempted” and in the charming love story “Snapshots” in 2002. He continues to act in feature films to this day such as the touching family story “Hamlet and Hutch” and the hurricane-themed movie “Category 5”recently filmed in Mississippi.

Burt Reynolds Nudie Suit and personalized belt

Memorabilia from The Collection of Burt Reynolds include cherished items from both his career and personal life including clothing, stage costumes, Western memorabilia including firearms, fine and decorative art, film and television props and memorabilia, vehicles and more.

Highlights of the auction will include museum quality paintings and sculptures from Western artists such as James Bama’s “Dede Fales, Camp Cook” (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000), Joe Beeler’s “The Older” (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), a monumental “Horse and Rider” sculpture by Manuel Carbonell (Estimate: $150,000-$250,000), Frank McCarthy’s “The Pursuit” (Estimate:  $8,000-$10,000), and Olaf Wieghorst’s “No Charge for the Clouds” (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000). Other pieces of art represented in the collection include a marine landscape from John Stobart (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000) and a landscape from the Chinese artist Chen Chi (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000).


lso featured are numerous handcrafted items from the celebrated Edward H. Bohlin Company, of which Burt Reynolds was a part owner in the early 1990’s. Included are two spectacular sterling mounted parade saddles, “Big Burt” (Estimate: $25,000-$35,000) and another custom saddle made for Reynolds with elaborate Horse head conchas (Estimate: $30,000-$40,000). There are other smaller Bohlin leather and sterling items such as the monogrammed and silver tipped leather script holder (Estimate: $2,500-$3,500) and a sterling diamond pattern belt with a “BR” monogrammed buckle (Estimate: $1,800-$2,500) along with a variety of holsters and gun belts, many of them monogrammed.

Clothing and accessories highlights include a Nudie’s suit (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000), numerous pairs of western boots from Reynolds’ personal collection (Various Estimates: $600-$800) and a pair of boots screen worn in “Striptease” (Estimate: $300-$500). A large collection of belt buckles by the celebrated Western designers Bohlin, Nudie’s and Al Shelton will also be offered (Estimates ranging from $300-$1,800) and a performance worn hat from “Cat Dancing” (Estimate: $200-$300).

Burt Reynolds’ Nudies Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Belt Buckle

Featured jewelry includes an 18K gold antique inscribed pocket watch given to Reynolds by Sally Field, and two Rolex wristwatches.

Burt Reynolds the football star, Western hero, film and TV icon, driving enthusiast, and ladies’ man has collected awards and memorabilia from all phases of his long career. Highlights will include a red jacket worn in “Smokey and the Bandit II” (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000), a multitude of awards including numerous People’s Choice awards (Estimate: $400-$600), inscribed letters and photographs from his cinematic friends such as Jimmy Stewart (Estimate: $400-$600), Dom DeLuise (Estimate: $500-$700) and Elizabeth Taylor (Estimate: $500-$700). Memorabilia from major sports figures include signed boxing gloves from Muhammad Ali (Estimate: $400-$600), a signed and inscribed baseball from Mickey Mantle (Estimate: $300-$500), and a Hall of Fame induction Football from Walter Payton (Estimate: $300-$500).

Burt Reynolds People’s Choice Award

As an added attraction to the auction event, Julien’s Auctions will also be offering vehicles from the Collection of Burt Reynolds. They include a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup truck customized with a portrait of Burt Reynolds as “The Bandit” (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), a red and white “BR” Ranch monogrammed surrey carriage gifted by Dolly Parton (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), and the Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson motorized Wedding Stagecoach built in 1979 (Estimate: $40,000-$60,000).

Sally Field gifted pocket watch to Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds remains the quintessential movie star, a legend of both the big and small screen and a romantic leading man whose charm, dashing good looks and perpetual affection for the ladies has earned him an important place in Hollywood history.

All of the property in the auction will be featured in a full color limited edition catalog available for purchase at

Monday, December 8th – Thursday, December 11th, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (Daily)

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Session I: 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Friday, December 12th, 2014
Session II: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Session III:  2:00 p.m. Pacific Time

The Palms
The Palms Casino Resort
4321 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103

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Burt Reynolds Cigar Store Indian

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Julien’s Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, art and sports markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner, Pelé and many more.

In 2016, Julien’s realized $5 million in the historic auction of the Brazilian soccer icon, three-time World Cup Champion and FIFA Player of the Century’s collection of memorabilia, personal property and awards, which featured the sale of Pelé’s 3 World Cup Gold medals, sold for a combined total of US $970,992 (£674,300), including his 1970 World Cup winner’s medal sold for $427,100 (£346,000), which set world records for the most expensive Pelé item and the most expensive soccer medal ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s shattered multiple records of sports jerseys sold at auction in the sale of a trio of historic #23 basketball jerseys worn by Michael Jordan (his historic 1984 “Signing Day” official Chicago Bulls rookie #23 which sold for $320,000, a new world record sale for a jersey worn by the 14 Time All-Star and five-time MVP legend), Barack Obama (the forty-fourth U.S. President’s 1979 #23 Punahou School jersey which sold for $192,000, a new world record selling price for a high school jersey) and Lebron James (the NBA legend’s 2003-2004 official Cleveland Cavaliers rookie year NBA jersey rookie season which sold for $128,000) which combined totaled $640,000 as well as Colin Kaepernick’s official San Francisco 49ers rookie jersey which sold for $128,000, a new world record for most expensive NFL jersey sold at auction. Other notable Sports memorabilia sold by Julien’s Auctions include Babe Ruth’s 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform which sold for $187,500 and NASCAR legend Richard Petty’s 1974 Dodge Charger Daytona race-winning car which sold for $500,000.

In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s Auctions received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s “MTV Unplugged” 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million making it the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. In 2022, Julien’s Auctions sold the world’s second most expensive guitar ever sold at auction with Kurt Cobain’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar, which sold for $4.5 million.

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