The white three-piece swimsuit worn by Travolta’s character, Tony Manero, within the disco movie traditional is a cultural costume and successful at Julien’s Auctions.
The disco period will not die, it simply retains « Stayin’ Alive. »
Look no additional than the traditional three-piece white swimsuit worn by John Travolta in his Academy Award-nominated function within the 1977 disco blockbuster Saturday Night time Fever which offered for $260,000 at Julien’s Public sale April 23.
Travolta wore the swimsuit when his character, Tony Manero, teamed up with Stephanie Mangano to bounce to the Bee Gees’ « Extra Than a Lady » for a disco dance competitors. The swimsuit can be proven in most publicity pictures for the movie, together with film posters.
Saturday Night time Fever, a low-budget film about Italian guys in a few of Brooklyn’s sketchier neighborhoods, wasn’t only a film about disco: it was THE film about disco. The white swimsuit Travolta wears for the movie’s climactic dance contest immediately grew to become iconic, as did lots of the film’s pictures and set items. Its soundtrack was a good greater smash—the best-selling movement image soundtrack in historical past, at over 40 million models.
In 2010, the Library of Congress deemed Saturday Night time Fever as being “culturally, traditionally, or aesthetically important” and the movie was preserved and archived within the U.S. Nationwide Movie Registry.
The movie rocketed Travolta to superstardom and was primarily based on a New York journal article by Nik Kohn known as “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night,” concerning the function disco performed within the lives and desires of working-class Italian youngsters. In the long run, the film, which was was shot fully on-location in Brooklyn, is ceaselessly related to Travolta swaggering down the street to the insistent throb of The Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive.”
The film’s 2001 Odyssey Disco was an actual membership positioned at 802 sixty fourth Road. Whereas the disco has since been demolished, disco fever within the kind Travolta’s three-piece swimsuit dances on.