Staying Alive

Tony Manero's (John Travolta) Costume

Stock #79289

"You know what I wanna do? Strut."

Tony Manero’s (John Travolta) dance costume from the 1983 classic Staying Alive. Directed, co-produced and co-written by Sylvester Stallone, it was the sequel to 1977's Saturday Night Fever and featured choreography arranged by Dennon and Sayhber Rawles.

Named after the Bee Gees song of the same name – also the film’s theme song – Staying Alive tells the story of Tony Manero who struggles to survive as he works to succeed as a Broadway dancer.

Tony wore his ‘primitive’ style costume during the dramatic dance scene in "Satan's Alley". Made from a combination of synthetic fabrics and chamois-style leather, it consists of separate garments that wrap around the body – a pair of undershorts, four leg pieces, a torso wrap, patterned sash and two arm wraps. It is coloured in different hues of light beige to create an ‘animal skin’ effect. Some of the pieces fasten with small metal pop-and-clip buttons. One leg and one arm piece each feature ‘#2’ handwritten in black ink, indicating that this was one of several similar costumes made for production.

Each garment is heavily soiled from intentional distressing, production use and natural ageing. Stains from sweat and stage blood are present in several places, and there is some fraying on each item. However despite this wear, the costume is in overall fair condition.

Materials: Man-Man Woven Fibres, Ferrous Metals.

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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