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O.J. Simpson LA exhibit shows memorabilia as art

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 01:32

More than 20 years after the so-called Trial of the Century, an art exhibit examines the public's enduring fascination with O.J. Simpson during his sensational arrest and murder trial. Ben Gruber reports.

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STORY: This is the OJ Simpson Museum - a work of art dedicated to a murder trial that captivated the world. Inside you will find hundreds of t-shirts, magazine and newspaper clippings along with other memorabilia all focused the so called Trial of the Century. Simpson was aquitted of the June 12, 1994 murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, but according to the show's curator Adam Papagan, people are still obsessed with the infamous trial. SOUNDBITE O.J. Museum curator, Adam Papagan, saying (English): "This is dedicated to the fan culture, the public's obsession with O.J. as a hero and an anti-hero." The pop up museum is opening at a small gallery in Los Angeles this week. Another Simpson artifact is a banner, signed with messages from people who waited outside his Rockingham Avenue home, the day of his infamous car chase, where police tailed Simpson's Ford Bronco on L.A.'s 405 freeway. Simpson was recently granted parole after nine years in jail for a an attempted armed robbery in which he attempted to steal mementoes from his own legendary sports career. And if you have any difficulties finding the museum - just look for the replica Ford Bronco sitting out front.

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O.J. Simpson LA exhibit shows memorabilia as art

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 01:32