On display through Aug. 31, 2014
The Newseum, in partnership with Paramount Pictures, presents "Anchorman: The Exhibit," featuring props, costumes and footage from the 2004 hit comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."
More than 60 costumes and hilarious props from the movie are on display throughout the exhibit, including fictional newscaster Ron Burgundy's "I'M #1" license plate, jazz flute and mustache brush. Ron's iconic burgundy business suit is here too, prominently featured in a revolving glass case.
The exhibit also includes a re-creation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk and news set where visitors can pose for photo ops. The Newseum's signature Be a TV Reporter experience, where budding reporters can step in front of the camera, features a snappy introduction by none other than Ron Burgundy himself.
"Anchorman: The Exhibit" explores the reality behind the humor of the film by telling the story of the challenges women faced when they arrived in newsrooms in the 1970s. A Newseum-produced film features interviews with contemporary news anchors Connie Chung, Maury Povich and Melba Tolliver, as well as news executive Al Primo, who is credited with revolutionizing broadcast news with the creation of the Eyewitness News format. Local TV news promotional ads from the 1970s and photos of popular news teams of the day also are part of the exhibit.
The exhibit opened prior to the Dec. 18, 2013, release of the highly anticipated sequel, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," from Paramount Pictures.