It seems as if society can never get enough of the disgraced superstar, O.J. Simpson. Just last year, America and critics alike raved about the FX network series "American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson" starring Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson. The primetime televison show went on to win two Golden Globe awards and nine Emmy awards.
There's something about the horrific tragedy that occurred in June of 1994 that still resonates with people today. The human reaction of what happened, and how people dealt with the crazy media hysteria that followed is what brings about The O.J. Simpson Museum in 2017. Museum curator and Los Angeles native, Adam Papagan, is striving to show an objective collection of relics and memorabilia surrounding O.J. Simpson and the trial from the mid 1990s.
There's roughly 300 different items on display at the Coagula Curatorial Gallery in Chinatown. Relics range from signed football memorabilia from Simpson before his downfall to bootleg t-shirts sold outside of the courthouse during the 1995 trial. Papagan said only about 20% of the t-shirts took a neutral stance whereas the majority were actually in support and favorable of Simpson and his innocence.
The museum is open to the public for five days spanning Friday 8/18/17 - Tuesday 8/22/17. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Do you have your own O.J. memorabilia that you'd like to contribute? Visit www.TheOJTour.com for more information about the museum.
heard on news someone opening an OJ Simpson museum. WTF! Wasn't he accused of killing/stealing. He gets museum.as a women I'm insulted...— Dawn 🇺🇸#MAGA (@dawnmfalvey) August 18, 2017
So we have a OJ museum opening but the confederate monuments are the real problem? 😂— Kim 👽 (@kducks913) August 18, 2017