Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mammoth Cave Wax Museum- Historic Auction May 19th

It's been a long time since I last posted, but I thought I would share this news item. The Mammoth Cave Wax Museum's figure's are being put up for auction on May 19th. The press release I received never actually mentions the museum by name, but a viewing of the auction items easily confirms where the figures are from.

One of a kind - Albert Einstein wax figure and 70 others to sell at Auction in Ohio
May 19th 2012 11:00 AM EST.

This rarity was commissioned by Einstein to be created by Katherine Stubergh (the legendary wax sculptress of the stars) shortly after he came to America. This amazing work was done as a “Live Blast” which means that Mr. Einstein actually sat with Stubergh in her studio as she took a mold casting off of his face and created his likeness! This is the only one known to exist! 
This once in a lifetime former wax museum collection includes 63 other works by Stubergh including Jean Harlow, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney and even a 13 piece full scale rendering of The Last Supper! This story is the perfect combination of the bygone era of Hollywood legends, roadside American attractions and the excitement of auction!

View the auction website here.

 Charlie Chaplin

 The Last Supper

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Hollywood Wax Museum- Terminator 2

After a long break from the blog, here's a quick post from the Hollywood Wax Museum. This shot shows former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in a scene from Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Because he played the same character in this series of movies, some entertainment wax museums used the same figure and just changed the title of the movie to make their figures seem more relevant.

Another view of the figure which shows more of its leather outfit.

I plan to start posting again since the hectic schedule I've had the past few months has somewhat gone back to normal.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Musée Grévin- Madame Laetitia entouree de sa famille

Here's a photo from the Musée Grévin in Paris. The scene is entitled Madame Laetitia entouree de sa famille, which shows Laetitia Bonaparte with her family. Her son Napoleon stands behind her, as well as her other children. She lived to be 85 years old, and died in 1836.

A closer view of some of the family.

Visit the Musée Grévin website here.
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