‘Anchorman: The Exhibit’ opens at the Newseum

Based on the popular 2004 Will Ferrell film, the exhibit will feature props, costumes and footage from the comedy classic “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”

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One of the top attractions in Washington, D.C., the Newseum’s 250,000-square-foot news museum offers visitors a state-of-the-art experience that blends news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. Adding to that exhibit will be props, costumes and footage from the comedy classic “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”

The exhibit, created in partnership with Paramount Pictures, opens just weeks before the film’s much-awaited sequel “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” hits theaters on Dec. 20.

Visitors to the exhibit will be greeted by an 8-foot-tall revolving display case featuring the iconic burgundy business suit worn by fictional newscaster Ron Burgundy, played in both movies by actor Will Ferrell. More than 60 costumes and hilarious props from the movie will be on display throughout the exhibit, including Ron’s “I’M #1” license plate, jazz flute and mustache brush.

The movie tells the story of how a 1970s-era macho news team responds when an ambitious female reporter arrives in the newsroom with her sights on the anchor chair.

“Anchorman: The Exhibit” explores the reality behind the humor of “Anchorman,” and tells the story of the challenges women faced when they arrived in newsrooms.

Photo Credit:  Maria Bryk

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