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Monday 22 December 2014

Anchorman props get own exhibition

Will Ferrell stars in the Anchorman films
Will Ferrell stars in the Anchorman films

Will Ferrell's hit comedy Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy is to take centre stage with its own exhibition.

Washington DC's Newseum, a museum dedicated to journalism and media, is holding Anchorman: The Exhibit, which would feature props and costumes from the 2004 film, including Ron's jazz flute, said the LA Times' Latino Review.

"I'm literally trapped in a glass case of emotion," joked newsreader Ron about the museum exhibit.

There will also be a re-creation of the KVWN-TV newsreader desk and set where visitors can pose for photos. They will also be able to step in front of the camera and participate in an Anchorman-themed TV spot to see if they have what it takes to be a member of a news team.

Cathy Trost, vice president of exhibits and programmes at the Newseum, said: "For millions of viewers, the news anchor represents the authority and credibility of television news. But anchormen and women also are popular targets for pop culture laughs. The exhibit explores the reality behind the humour of Anchorman and tracks the rise of personality-driven news formats in the 1970s."

Will, who also co-wrote the film with Adam McKay, is reprising his lead role as newsman Ron Burgundy alongside returning co-stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate in the sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which opens in the US in December.

Anchorman: The Exhibit opens from November 14 until August 31, 2014.

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