The day he was “born” Tony Manero, the clubs were never the same again. All over the world the small step of the character of John Overwhelmed In Saturday night Fever It remained in the memory until the passage of generations. A film that has gone down in history not only for launching Travolta to stardom.
Now, the iconic white dress with which John Travolta embodied the great Tony Manero In Saturday night Fever (Saturday night Fever) will go up for auction later this month at Julien’s in California, which is aiming to go up to $200,000.
The polyester suit – flared trousers, waistcoat and jacket with wide lapels – is one of the two worn by Travolta in the dance sequences of this famous Film from 1977 which earned him a nomination for oscar and popularized disco music worldwide, according to Julien.
As a curiosity, the dark striped cotton shirt that the character wears with the buttons open, which reveals his hairless chest, and which is also sold, still bears the label of the brand, Pascal of Spain, and there they would even be “dry traces of perspiration from the effort of the interpreter”, according to the company in charge of the auction.
If you argue about this, it is worth praising the work of the costume designer a little. Patricia von Brandenstein“who years later would win an Academy Award for costume design for Amedeo, in the general conception of the film’s environment, a marriage of references to the 1920s”, second Varietywith the gangster culture and disco world of the seventies in homage to this group of men so dedicated to their style that they fought their way out of poverty by participating in dance duels.
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The lot is completed with some documents that great collectors will appreciate: several letters certifying its authenticity, including one from Travolta, a vintage vinyl with the film’s soundtrack, an autographed photograph or the press presentation brochure.
The dress started with a price tag of $25,000 and this Monday has already accumulated two offers that have entered it 60,000making it the most valuable of over a thousand items in the auction which will end between 22 and 23 April.
Saturday night Feverdirected by John BadhamIt was a real gold mine. It is estimated to have raised $237 million, which was considered a “huge deal” considering the modest initial investment of just over three millions. But in addition to the bills that the film has generated, it must be said that this musical comedy has relaunched and promoted the movement disk.
Disco music is a dance genre derived from rhythm and blues, in which elements of previous genres, such as soul and funk, are mixed with touches of symphonic music incorporated in string arrangements – violins, for example – and Latin music in many cases. .
Another of the most coveted items in the same auction is a machete that he used Harrison Ford in his role as Indiana Jones in the delivery of the temple of destinywhich also aims to raise up to $200,000 and has received $35,000 in offers so far.
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.