Rise of the Rocky Steps on PHL 17

This August, a panel of "Rocky experts" sat on the famous steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to discuss how they believe the iconic jogging scene from Rocky came to personify an entire city.

The event was titled, “The Rise of the Rocky Steps,” and featured ROCKY Sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg, Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown, Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson, and “Rocky Stories” Author Michael Vitez.

In honor of the Parkway’s 100th birthday this year, the Greater Philadelphia Film Office Executive Director Sharon Pinkenson and “Rocky Stories” author Michael Vitez lead the conversation with Brown, artist A. Thomas Schomberg, and Schomberg's daughter, who now helps sell replicas of the statue around the world.

For more, click here: https://phl17.com/2018/08/07/why-the-rocky-steps-and-iconic-statue-are-so-famous-today/