Why ‘Anchorman’ Ron Burgundy is getting his own Newseum exhibit
This fall, Newseum will stay classy.
The Washington, D.C., museum announced Tuesday that it will debut an exhibition dedicated to “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” the comedy about a 1970s news team starring Will Ferrell.
“Anchorman: The Exhibit” opens Nov. 14, ahead of the Dec. 20 debut of the film’s sequel, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”
The museum will display costumes and props from the 2004 movie, including Burgundy’s jazz flute and the whip used by rival anchorman Arturo Mendes (Ben Stiller) during a fight scene. Patrons can also star in “Anchorman”-themed TV spots.
A museum spokesman said the partnership with Paramount Pictures was prompted by Ron Burgundy himself.
“Will Ferrell was at the Newseum last summer for a movie screening, and his creative team thought there might be a great way to collaborate with us on an exhibit about the movie,” Jonathan Thompson said in an email.
Patrons might question if a museum dedicated to news history is the right place for Ron Burgundy.
Cathy Trost, Newseum’s vice president of exhibits and programs, said in a statement that “the exhibit explores the reality behind the humor of ‘Anchorman,’ and tracks the rise of personality-driven news formats in the 1970s.”
For a preview of the personalities in the next “Anchorman,” watch the trailer below.
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