Joan Rivers Exhibit to Open at Grammy Museum in Los Angeles
Joan Rivers’ things are heading west, y’all.
The Grammy Museum announced this week that some of the late comedienne’s most prized possessions will be featured in a new exhibit, appropriately titled “Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?”
The announcement comes some three months after the Recording Academy honored Rivers with a posthumous Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. (Still, Rivers was left out of that evening’s In Memoriam tribute and was also absent from the Oscars’ segment weeks later).
“Can We Talk?” opens at the Grammy Museum on June 8, a day that would have been Rivers’ 82nd birthday. Daughter Melissa Rivers released a statement on Tuesday along with the exhibit’s announcement:
“To her, comedy was music. There was a rhythm, but instead of notes, there were words. And just like any of her fellow Grammy Award winners who have been on exhibition in the museum, you know she loved to play.”
The exhibit will include stage costumes, a vintage Louis Vuitton travel trunk, family photographs, Rivers’ 1984 Harvard Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year trophy, her Gold record award from 1983 and her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star award.
Rivers passed away last September after suffering complications from a minor throat procedure at a clinic in New York City.