A legend of cinematic success, Rocky Balboa first graced our screens and became an overnight movie sensation more than 40 years ago. With images from the MGM archives and the Academy Library and a foreword by and interviews with Sylvester Stallone, this massive tome brings you all the guts and glory of an enduring action hero and movie masterpiece.
The book includes a print of Sylvester Stallone’s Finding Rocky (1975), a painting he completed before writing the script. It was, for Stallone, “the genesis of Rocky.” Also included is a facsimile of Sylvester Stallone’s handwritten notebook for Rocky (circa 1975), which details dialogue, scenes, and ideas for the film, as well as the original unused ending. Stallone: “This is where all the ideas were coming out and the way I would write them.”
Collector’s Edition (No. 51–1,976), numbered and signed by Sylvester Stallone, each with a print of Stallone’s painting Finding Rocky (1975) and a 36-page Rocky notebook facsimile.