Philadelphia Tourism

An inlay impression at the top of the Rocky Steps, in Philadelphia, PA of the Converse sneakers that Sylvester Stallone wore in the movie “Rocky” was installed to replace the Rocky statue created by A. Thomas Schomberg in 1982 which was installed for the filming of “Rocky III”. After filming was complete, a debate arose between the Art Museum and Philadelphia's Art Commission over the meaning of "art". City officials, who argued that the statue was not "art" but a "movie prop", and it was eventually moved to a grassy area at the base of the stairs.

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