'Anchorman' Exhibit Set to Open at D.C.'s Newseum (Video)

The Newseum's "Anchorman" exhibit
The Newseum's "Anchorman" exhibit
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The Newseum in Washington, D.C., is about to get a classy exhibit from Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team.

Props, costumes and footage from Anchorman will be displayed at the museum starting Thursday, roughly a month before the Paramount film's highly anticipated sequel hits theaters.

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Visitors will be greeted by an eight-foot-tall revolving display case featuring the burgundy business suit worn by Will Ferrell's character. Other costumes on display include the suits worn by Christina Applegate's Veronica Corningstone and David Koechner's Champ Kind. Props showcased will include Ron's "I'M #1" license plate, jazz flute and mustache brush, the Sex Panther cologne used by Paul Rudd's Brian Fantana, and a stuffed version of Ron's dog Baxter wearing Channel 4 pajamas.

Visitors will also be able to pretend to be part of the Channel 4 news team and get their photos taken behind a replica of the Channel 4 news desk. No word yet on whether the exhibit will contain any of Ron's many leather-bound books.

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The Newseum will be kind of a big deal in terms of promotional events for the sequel, which hits theaters Dec. 20. The D.C. museum will host an invitation-only event with Ferrell to discuss the sequel, as well as a sold-out public screening with Koechner.

Also, on Dec. 17, costumes and props from the sequel will be unveiled at the exhibit, which will be on display through Aug. 31, 2014.

The exhibit also features actual hard-hitting news items, including promotional ads and photos of real 1970s news teams and a Newseum-produced film featuring interviews with 1970s anchors, including Connie Chung and Maury Povich.

Both CBS This Morning and NBC's Today previewed the exhibit on Wednesday. Their video tours are embedded below.


 

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