New ‘Anchorman’ Museum Exhibit Has Nothing to Do With Promoting ‘Anchorman 2’, Right?

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bill-swift - June 6, 2013

We've all seen Anchorman the movie. How about Anchorman the museum exhibit?

Sound too good to be true? Well it is true. The Newseum in Washington, D.C., is opening an Anchorman exhibit, which will feature costumes and props form the 2004 film—including Ron Burgundy's famous jazz flute—and a recreation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk where fans can film their own TV-spots.

So why does fictional news anchor Ron Burgundy get his own exhibit at a news and journalism museum?

For very good educational reasons, obviously. You see, the Anchorman exhibit "explores the reality behind the humor of Anchorman and tracks the rise of personality-driven news formats in the 1970s," explains Cathy Trost, vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum. "Also," Trost didn't actually say but may as well have, "Paramount paid us. And now people actual know that the Newseum exists, which is pretty amazing. It's been pretty lonely around here."

The Anchorman exhibit at the Newseum opens November 14, 2013. That's exactly five weeks and one day before Anchor Man 2 hits theaters. Imagine that.

H/T – [Hollywood Reporter]

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