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Posted at 2:33 PM ET, 02/ 2/2011

Farrah Fawcett's iconic red swimsuit donated to Smithsonian

By Liz Kelly

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Children of the 1970s will remember this poster. A carefree Farrah Fawcett -- all limbs and tan and bouncy bountiful hair -- flashing her million dollar smile at the camera. The poster was a staple on walls everywhere from my brother's room to mechanics' garages.

As of Wednesday, on what would have been her 64th birthday, the poster -- along with the original red one-piece Fawcett wore -- are part of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History's collection. According to Smithsonian curator David Bowers, the poster remains the best-selling poster of all time (though this one might beg to differ).

"They asked her years ago for the bathing suit," said longtime companion Ryan O'Neal, pictured above waving goodbye to the swimsuit. "So it was always in her plan."

Also on hand in D.C. for the Wednesday donation ceremony, Fawcett's son with O'Neal, Redmond, and O'Neal's daughter, Tatum.

Source: AP

By Liz Kelly  | February 2, 2011; 2:33 PM ET
Categories:  Celebrities  | Tags:  Farrah Fawcett  
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Comments

I just can't but think that Ryan O'Neal was picturing Tatum in that swimsuit.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | February 2, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Oh, SNAP, Dorkus!

Posted by: kbockl | February 2, 2011 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Were the nipples part of the donation?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 2, 2011 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Note to all current Celebutards (especially Kim K.): that is a one piece suit with no strategically placed cut outs. She was the sexiest woman alive even all covered up.

Posted by: epjd | February 2, 2011 3:13 PM | Report abuse

It's interesting how the lights play off of the poster in the picture above just so.... Farrah's nipples are speaking to us from beyond the grave...

Posted by: WoodleyParker | February 2, 2011 3:46 PM | Report abuse

It's interesting how the lights play off of the poster in the picture above just so.... Farrah's nipples are speaking to us from beyond the grave...

Posted by: WoodleyParker

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Now that is a seance I'd attend.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | February 2, 2011 3:59 PM | Report abuse

She died?

Posted by: RepealObamacareNow | February 2, 2011 4:41 PM | Report abuse

She died?

Posted by: RepealObamacareNow

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Did you take a wrong turn somewhere? You appear to be in the wrong discussion group.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 2, 2011 5:29 PM | Report abuse


WoodleyParker
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Photoshop? We can show dead bodies but not nipple impressions.


Posted by: mortified469 | February 2, 2011 9:17 PM | Report abuse

RepealObamacareNow
She died?

Maybe if we'd had Obamacare, she'd still be alive, instead of jetting off to Europe for quack treatments.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 3, 2011 1:23 PM | Report abuse

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