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Farrah Fawcett’s Iconic Red Swimsuit Donated to the Smithsonian

In 1976, the late Farrah Fawcett posed for photographer Bruce McBoom, who captured the image to the left. This picture was turned into a mass produced poster, which became an icon of American culture during the 1970s. The red swimsuit that she wore for that photo shoot has been donated to the Smithsonian Institution:

Farrah’s longtime boyfriend, Ryan O’Neal, and her nephew, Greg Walls, donated iconic items from her estate to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History for inclusion in their pop culture collection.

“I don’t think that Farrah realized the impact that poster would have on the world,” Ryan said. “She was one of a kind. She had energy and an aura I have never seen before or since. She was magnificent.”

There’s a video of the donation ceremony at the link.

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February 6th, 2011

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