“Days or Our Lives” to Take Smithsonian, in 50th Anniversary Glory, Hosted by Tippi Hedren, Represented by Deirdre Hall, Susan Seaforth Hayes and Greg Meng!

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The dilapidated chair from All in the Family, the pristine puffy shirt from Seinfeld, the Fonz’ worn and rugged jacket from Happy Days, moving on from Happy Days to the slightly more dramatic Days of Our Lives and an entirely new set of possibilities involving cherished items culled from daytime TV.  What do all these things have in common: Their combined partnership with the National Museum of American History and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

On Wednesday November 4th at 11 am, and commensurate with said partnership, the producer and certain cast members of Days of Our Lives in all its award winning glory will bestow relevant articles to the museum up to and including, an original script with director’s notes portraying Marlena Evans’ possession  along with Christmas ornaments from the Hortons.  Additionally, the producers will take oath to bequeath the original hourglass used in the drama’s opening credits!

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Subsequent to the ceremony at 12 noon, executive producer Greg Meng will sign his latest book, Days of Our Lives: 50 Years which explores the shows rich history in color and rare black and white photos.  The signing will take place front of the prestigious Warner Brothers Theater.  Meng will be joined by Marlena herself, Deirdre Hall, and Susan Seaforth Hayes who portrays Julie Williams.

Also in attendance: Dwight Blocker Bowers, curator of the National Museum of American History, Barbara Williams Perry, first vice chair National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and Tippi Hedren.

The above collaborative initiative was put in place last year by the museum as a alliance with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to broaden the museum’s collection and explore Daytime TV in the process leading up to the Daytime Emmy Awards; the first broadcast of which was aired in 1974 and hosted by Barbara Walters and Peter Marshall. The Daytime Emmys celebrate the apex of programming in eight genres: Daytime Dramas, Talk Shows, Morning Programs, Game Shows, Children’s Programming, Legal/Court Shows, Culinary Shows, and lifestyle and travel programs and more recently, “new approaches” categories.

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“Everyone at NATAS is thrilled to continue our relationship with the Smithsonian and Daytime Television by bringing these iconic items and stars from Days of Our Lives to the museum,” declared chuck Dages, Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We already have plans for another very exciting Donation Ceremony next spring with some great surprises!”

The ceremony will take place at the National Museum of American History, Constitution Avenue entrance between 12th and 14th streets NW.

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Jennifer K. Hugus

About Jennifer K. Hugus

Jennifer K. Hugus was born at a very young age. At an even earlier age, she just knew she would one day write for the LA Beat! Having grown up in Massachusetts, France, and Denmark, she is a noted fan of Asian Cuisine. She studied ballet at the Royal Danish Ballet Theatre and acting at U.S.C. in their prestigious BFA drama program. She also makes her own jewelry out of paints and canvas when she isn’t working on writing absurdist plays and comparatively mainstream screenplays. Jennifer would like to be a KID when she grows up!
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One Response to “Days or Our Lives” to Take Smithsonian, in 50th Anniversary Glory, Hosted by Tippi Hedren, Represented by Deirdre Hall, Susan Seaforth Hayes and Greg Meng!

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