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DC's Newseum Gets Classy with a Special 'Anchorman' Exhibit

December 20, 2013 at 2:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you missed Ron Burgundy's recent promotional blitz, you can still get a look at his wardrobe and workplace through August.

Anchorman: The Exhibit has officially opened at the Newseum, the museum of news and journalism in Washington D.C.

The exhibit features costumes and props from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy starring Will Ferrell. Some of the highlights include Ron's flute and mustache brush, the “Sex Panther” cologne, Veronica Corningstone's costume, and a replica of the Anchorman news desk.

The story of a fictional news team’s sexist reaction to the addition of an ambitious female reporter reflected the reality of the business in the 1970s.

Paramount Pictures worked with Newseum curators to pair items in the exhibition with real stories about the news industry and the struggle many women had gaining equality.

“In any parody, there’s a kernel of truth, right,” said Cathy Trost, the Newseum’s vice president of exhibits. “There really was a time in news history when men owned the anchor chair and women were a novelty in the newsroom. The movie gets that right, though in a very over-the-top way, and we wanted to show the reality behind the humor.”

The exhibit has opened just in time for the release of the sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues which is in theaters now.

The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Adult admission is $21.95.

[Photo: IMDb]

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