Farrah Fawcett Items Donated to Smithsonian
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 13:06:28
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Items from actress Farrah Fawcett's career were donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, including the red bathing suit she wore in her bazillion-selling iconic poster.
The 1976 image of Fawcett looking hot in a red bathing suit and a sporting wide smile sold over 12 million posters and became a recognizable sign of the decade. The suit forms the centerpiece of the donation and I am sure lots of middle-aged men will remember staring at that very poster in their bedrooms.
An original copy of the poster, a leather-bound book of Fawcett's personal copies of scripts for the first season of Charlie's Angels, magazines with Fawcett on the cover and other Fawcett paraphernalia will also be donated in a ceremony attended by actor Ryan O'Neal, with whom she had a long romantic relationship, and Nels Van Patten, friend and observer of the 1976 poster photo shoot. The items will be a part of the popular culture history collections.
Fawcett died of anal cancer in 2009 at the age of 62. She died the same day as Michael Jackson, who got all the press attention that day.
Have you visited The Smithsonian lately?