Saturday, October 07, 2006

Movieland- Animal Crackers

A classic comedy team, the Marx Brothers, is immortalized in the Movieland Wax Museum. Groucho, Chico, and Harpo represent the 1930 movie Animal Crackers, and they seem to be enjoying themselves. This small set is just packed with life. Although it is unusual that Chico would be directly in the front of the set and not Groucho or Harpo, it works. How funny it is that the brothers magically all had different accents! (Not counting Harpo of course)

A typical clapboard and wax facts sign.

Some sets had these extra signs. With a team as popular and influential as the Marx Brothers, a simple "Wax Facts" sign was not enough. The set sold at auction for $300. The figures were not auctioned off so they most likely ended up at the World Wax Museum in Korea (unconfirmed).

View the Filmographies for Groucho, Chico, and Harpo.


Thank you for visiting Houses of Wax


Lazaris said...

Loved the photos and reading your comments about the "Animal Crackers" set from movieland. We liked this set so much we bought it at the Movieland auction and re-assembled it as close as possible in our room upstairs, snow and all!
Would love to post of a phot of it re-assembled.

Bill and Cynthia

Bob said...

Thank you so much for the comment. I would love to see photos of the set as it is today. If you would let me post them here, I would love to do a "where is it now" post.

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