Washington D.C.’s Newseum, an august institution dedicated to the history of journalism and the news media, is preparing to celebrate one of the most famous fake newsmen of all time, a man who had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. The Newseum announced Tuesday that on November 14 it will open “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” featuring props and costumes from the 2004 Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. And yes, Ron Burgundy’s jazz flute will be among them.
Lest you think that this is merely a way for the Newseum to cash in on the publicity surrounding the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, opening Dec. 20, Cathy Trost, the museum’s vice president of exhibits and programs, promises there will be genuine educational value in the exhibit. “The exhibit explores the reality behind the humor of Anchorman and tracks the rise of personality-driven news formats in the 1970s,” Trost says. Stay classy, Newseum!
Check out the poster for the exhibit below: