Thursday, July 27, 2006

News- Jolie-Pitt Wax Figure at Tussauds

Here are some photos of the wax figures of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt at the New York Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Many people think that wax figures are creepy, and I'm sure that they'll think this baby is even creepier than usual.

The whole Obsessive thing with their baby really takes shape with Madame Tussauds new exhibit here. I think that it was just a matter of time until we saw this.

I suppose that if you had no idea how the baby would look next to Angelina then this person kind of helps. Funny how Shiloh earned the honor of becoming a wax figure solely by being born.

Scary that this figure will be asleep forever. (And outdated very soon)

View the New York Madame Tussauds website here.

(Photo credit - StarTracks for Madame Tussauds New York)


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Movieland- She Done Him Wrong

Here is a picture of Mae West from the movie She Done Him Wrong. It was actually a pretty nice set, but my poor old camera was not doing too well with the dim light. My other pictures of the set were even more blurry. Like Charlie Chaplin, Mae West is one of those icons that people know even if they have never seen one of her movies.

Because of the poor quality of my other pictures, here is a scan of a Movieland postcard. The set had changed little from when this picture was taken until Movieland closed (Maybe a new boa now and again).

Instead of auctioning off the original Mae West figure, they sold a replica. Notice the different pose and dress. The quality of the figure is still really good (Though I think she looks like Bette Midler). This figure still sold for $3000. The set was split up into pieces when it was sold. $600 for the Chandelier, $600 for the ottoman and table/lamp combo, and $300 for the bare set.

Some more Wax Facts on Mae West. Movieland really was a significant place for movie memorabilia and history.

Many of the figures moved to a sister wax museum at fisherman's wharf in San Francisco. Find out which figures moved by visiting the Wax Museum's website here.

View Mae West's filmography here.


Monday, July 17, 2006

Movieland- Charlie Chaplin

After two of the more modern sets, here comes one of the most popular wax museum figures. Charlie Chaplin stands here as a link to the silent movie past. This very detailed set shows just how well done a museum set can be.

Here's a close up of Charlie. This was one of the eeriest figures because it was so lifelike. The lighting also helped. This set was the first in a series of small, but detailed movies scenes that focused on some of the all time classic movie characters.

Here's a sign showing the scene number and some "wax facts". I would not mind that salary. To think that ninety years ago he was making that much money.

Some more information on Charlie. Notice how he helped start United Artists Corporation with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Charlie was not sold at Auction, and it appears that the San Francisco wax museum already had a Chaplin figure, so perhaps Charlie went to Korea with the others. The Goldrush set sold for a mere $250, a pretty good deal if you ask me.

Many of the figures moved to a sister wax museum at fisherman's wharf in San Francisco. Find out which figures moved by visiting the Wax Museum's website here.

View Charlie Chaplin's Filmography here.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

News- Pirates of the Caribbean at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London is housing a Pirates of the Caribbean experience where you can go below deck and see the three main stars of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Here is Orlando Bloom as Will Turner.

A close up of Boot Strap's son.

Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann. She looks like she doesn't know what to do with herself.

See what I mean. Here is a close up of Weatherby's Daughter.

Jack Sparrow looks exactly like the other figures which can be found at all the Madame Tussauds, minus a couple details I'm sure.

A close up of Keith's son?

Visit the Madame Tussauds London website here.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

News- Jack Sparrow at Madame Tussauds

Here's a shot of Jack Sparrow in his new home at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. All of the Tussauds wax museums will be getting their own display. The London museum will have all three main characters from the movies, Jack, Will, and Elizabeth. I am not sure if the other museums will receive the other two figures as well.

A close up of Jack as he tries to find a way into more Pirates of the Caribbean sequels. Johnny Depp looks so realistic because of how fantastical his character is.

Visit the Madame Tussauds website here.


Monday, July 03, 2006

Movieland- Titanic

So Titanic was not my favorite movie. In fact I haven't actually seen it. But it was the highest grossing movie of all time, and that warrants a display at Movieland. As you walk through the entry, you will hear the song "My Heart Will Go On". You can hear it playing even after you make your way into the other sets of the Museum. This is perhaps the most extensive of the "new" sets, which is not saying much.

A slightly closer view of the figures. They did a good job with Di Caprio, but Kate Winslet looks unrealistic. But due to the music played, this is probably one of the most memorable displays for me.

This is the clapboad sign in the "water" which shows the scene number. I have no idea if these are supposed to be accurate. From what I can tell, the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf already had a Titanic set. So the figures did not move there, and the did not go up for auction either. They must have moved to Korea, or were kept. The set, however, sold for $500.

Many of the figures moved to a sister wax museum at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Find out which figures moved by visiting the Wax Museum's website here.

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