Running in Rocky's Famous Footsteps Michael Vitez and Tom Gralish's new book, Rocky Stories: Tales of Love, Hope and Happiness at America's Most Famous Steps captures the stories of people who've run up the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Running in Rocky's Famous Footsteps

Running in Rocky's Famous Footsteps

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People from all walks of life have followed in Sylvester Stallone's footsteps to scale the Philadelphia Museum of Art's imposing heights. Rocky Stories © 2006 Michael Vitez & Tom Gralish hide caption

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Rocky Stories © 2006 Michael Vitez & Tom Gralish

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The original Rocky featured one of the most famous scenes in movie history, Rocky Balboa racing up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and raising his arms in triumph.

Each year, thousands of tourists create their own Rocky moment by running up those same stairs. Photographer Tom Gralish and writer Michael Vitez spent a year meeting and photographing those runners. They've written a book called Rocky Stories: Tales of Love, Hope, and Happiness at America's Most Famous Steps.

The book captures various peoples' stories who run in the footsteps of Rocky. Steve Inskeep talks with Gralish and Vitez from the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Rocky Stories
Tales of Love, Hope, And Happiness at America's Most Famous Steps
By Michael Vitez, Tom Gralish, Sylvester Stallone

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