A George Carlin exhibit will occupy the third floor of Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum for the next six months. The exhibit opens today and will pay tribute to the legendary comedian with a collection of his Grammy Awards and other accolades, childhood photo albums, and the original set list from his 1962 Tonight Show Performance and the set list for his 1971 Ed Sullivan appearance. You will also be able to see his public arrest record.
George’s daughter Kelly Carlin helped to curate the exhibit.
“Ever since I became the keeper of my dad’s stuff in 2008, I have enjoyed sharing little bits of it with friends and comedians,” said Kelly Carlin. “But to know that his fans will now get to see some of it, makes my heart swell with joy. I am thrilled that the GRAMMY Museum is creating a place for his stuff.”
Bob Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum said they chose to spotlight George because he “helped redefine the art form of stand-up comedy. He used his talent to not only entertain, but to question conventional wisdom and social injustices.”