This is the PERFECT place for these objects to go, so they can be properly commemorated!
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History announced this morning that objects from the late Farrah Fawcett's expansive career - including the swimsuit (above) she wore in the poster that captivated millions of preteen boys in the '70s - would be donated to their Division of Culture and Arts by partner Ryan O'Neal!
According to the press release:
In a special ceremony today, actress Farrah Fawcett’s nephew, Greg Walls, and actor Ryan O’Neal donated objects from the private collection of her estate to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The donation includes the red swimsuit from her iconic 1976 poster, an original copy of the swimsuit poster, her personal Charlie’s Angels script book, a Farrah Fawcett swimsuit jigsaw puzzle, a “Farrah Phenomenon” 1976 edition of TV Guide, a Charlie’s Angels 1976 edition of Time magazine, an original 1977 Farrah Fawcett doll and a “Farrah’s Glamour Center” hairstyling doll will be a part of the museum’s Division of Culture and the Arts and will go on display later this summer.
“It’s an honor to see Farrah’s famous red bathing suit donated to the Smithsonian Institution, celebrating her place in pop culture,” said O'Neal. “The swimsuit is exactly where it belongs, and I know Farrah is looking down on us today flashing that big smile that we all loved.”
Before her death in June 2009, Fawcett established the Farrah Fawcett Foundation with a goal to make a difference to those suffering from cancer. The Farrah Fawcett Foundation’s mission is to provide funding methods of cancer research, clinical trials, prevention and awareness. It is the Foundation’s compassion for those that suffer from this insidious disease that fuels its commitment and fills its heart. Visit www.thefarrahfawcettfoundation.org for further information.
Just wonderful! That's going to be such a fascinating exhibit!
We're grateful that her family is so dedicated to ensuring that her memory continues to live on, and wants to share such iconic pieces of her career with the rest of the world!
We can't wait to see them!
[Image via Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.]
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