Sylvester Stallone Nude in PlaygirlAP , Associated Press
Aug. 9, 1985 4:53 PM ET
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Nude photographs of Sylvester Stallone, taken before he beefed up for the ''Rocky'' and ''Rambo'' movies, will appear in the October issue of Playgirl, the magazine said Friday.
Stallone, 39, joins a recent flurry of celebrity nudes, including the Penthouse and Playboy pictures of Madonna and the current nude Playboy spread featuring Stallone's fiancee, Brigitte Nielsen.
But fans eager to see beefcake Stallone's rippling muscles may be disappointed. The Playgirl pictures show the Sly of old - no flab but no pumped up hunk, either.
The X-rated Stallone snapshots are taken from an old porno film featuring Stallone in sexually explicit scenes. Originally titled ''A Party at Kitty and Studs,'' the movie was renamed ''The Italian Stallion'' after Stallone's popularity rose in 1976.
Playgirl refused to disclose how much it paid for the photographs.
Tommi Lewis, executive editor of Playgirl, was unavailable Friday but Playgirl spokesman Rand Richardson said the issue was being rush printed and will be on newstands next week. The September issue was released last week.
Dick Delson, spokesman for Stallone, said the actor was out of town and was unavailable for comment on the Playgirl pictures.