Sylvester Stallone partners with Montegrappa
HollywoodNews.com: Sylvester Stallone has acquired an interest in the Montegrappa brand and has announced that he will be partnering with them to serve as brand ambassador, investor and creative advisor.
The acquisition strengthens a relationship that dates back more than 15 years when the company learned Mr. Stallone was an aficionado and collector of Montegrappa pens. Mr. Stallone will serve as a Montegrappa brand ambassador and will also provide creative input regarding new styles of pens to be introduced during 2011.
Mr. Stallone’s career, now entering its fifth decade, has created million of fans globally as well as numerous successful films including the Oscar-winning Rocky series. Other iconic roles much-beloved by movie-goers around the world include the Rambo series of films, Cop Land, and most recently, the international box office hit The Expendables.
With broad interests including a passion for art and with his seasoned collector’s eye, Mr. Stallone was first introduced to Montegrappa when he chose to ink a major contract with an ultra-rare version of the Montegrappa Gold Dragon Fountain Pen. Mr. Stallone felt it appropriate that he sign such an important document with the solid gold version “artist’s proof” of the pen which he eventually used to place his signature on the unique, monumental contract.
Mr. Giuseppe Aquila, CEO of Montegrappa, commented on the partnership, “I have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Stallone on many occasions, including the 2009 Venice Film Festival, where Mr. Stallone was recognized for his filmmaking with the Glory To The Filmmaker Award. Sylvester is much more than a friend; he is an icon and an artist and now, an integral part of Montegrappa’s distinguished history.”
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