Rocky Statue Back at the Spectrum

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Rocky Statue Back at the Spectrum

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00993
Title: Rocky Statue Back at the Spectrum
Creation Date: 3/1/1990
Historic Street Address: 3601 South Broad Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This 1990 photograph, by the Philadelphia Daily New's E. W. Faircloth, is accompanied by the following notes:

"Rocky statue back at the Spectrum. Statue has company of some line dancers of the Ice Capades, which will be here until Sunday."

After originally being placed atop the Art Museum steps for "Rocky III" (1982), it was moved a few months later to the front of the Spectrum sports arena, where it stayed until 2006, only being brought back briefly to the Art Museum for movies in 1987 ("Mannequin"), 1990 ("Rocky V", returning, as described above), and 1994 ("Philadelphia").  In 2006, the statue was moved permanently to a place next to the bottom of the Art Museum steps.

Creator Name: E.W. Faircloth - Photographer
Philadelphia Daily News