'Rocky' effects head to the Smithsonian





Rocky Balboa's boxing robe and gloves will share the same home as Dorothy's ruby red slippers, Abraham Lincoln's top hat and Thomas Edison's light bulb.

Actor and director Sylvester Stallone Tuesday donated memorabilia from his "Rocky" movies to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

"I knew I was getting old, but I didn't think I would be with the dinosaurs so soon," Stallone said, laughing. "No, actually, I'm really unbelievably overwhelmed."

Stallone, 60, wore the red and yellow boxing robe in 1976's "Rocky." He also donated a black hat and a pair of autographed boxing gloves from "Rocky II" and shoes and his red, white and blue boxing shorts from "Rocky III."


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