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Farrah Fawcett's Red Swimsuit is Headed for the Smithsonian

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    The sexy red swimsuit that launched the sales of 12 million posters in 1976 is officially deemed museum-worthy, and will be donated -- along with a trove of other "Charlie's Angels" memorabilia.

    Farrah Fawcett was arguably the most famous of all of the "Charlie's Angels," and held a number of of other Hollywood hits under her belt before succumbing to cancer in 2009, but for many Americans, her most iconic portrait was the famous poster depicting the sun-kissed star posing in a sexy red bathing suit with classic feathered tresses. Now, 35 years later, that iconic red suit will grace the halls of the Smithsonian.

    Fawcett's longtime partner Ryan O'Neal will be on hand to present the piece, along with an original copy of the poster and a trove of memorabilia, from "Charlie's Angels" scripts to an original 1977 Farrah Fawcett doll.

    The suit will be housed in the museum's popular-history collection, alongside similarly iconic fashion pieces like the Jason Wu gown Michelle Obama wore to the inauguration.