What good is sitting alone in your room, come to the Smithsonian display! Joel Grey visited Washington D.C. on February 22 to donate items from the Cabaret film to the National Museum of American History, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Among the items the Oscar and Tony-winning actor donated include a hat from the gorilla costume featured in the film's catchy number "If You Could See Her." Grey, who previously donated the costume his Master of Ceremonies character wears to the museum in 1989, recently told Broadway.com that the number is his "favorite" moment in the film.
After scoring a Tony for his performance in the original 1966 Broadway production of Cabaret, Grey reprised his role for Bob Fosse’s glossy big-screen adaptation of the Kander & Ebb musical. Grey took home one of the movie’s eight Oscars for his indelible characterization of the nasty star attraction at the Kit Kat Klub.
A 40th anniversary screening of the newly restored film was held on January 31 at the landmark Ziegfeld Theatre, and Broadway.com was there to take photos and chat with the film’s stars (including Grey, Liza Minnelli and Michael York) about their once-in-a-lifetime experience. The movie’s new Blu-Ray and DVD restoration is now available.
Spot the now historical hat in the "If You Could See Her" scene below!