Thursday, June 29, 2006

News- Superman Figure at Madame Tussauds

In Honor of the release of Superman Returns, Madame Tussauds in New York unveiled a wax figure of Brandon Routh as the man of steel. Superman has been a favorite for many years and has been made into a wax figure before.


But looking at Brandon Routh next to the figure shows how easy a time the sculptors had with this one. He looks like a wax figure anyway.


I think its fun when you see the actor or actress with the figure. It creates a great comparison.


View the New York Madame Tussauds website here.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Movieland- Tom Selleck

One of the newer, least detailed sets in the museum. Not much here except Tom lounging around in a tuxedo. I'm not sure, but perhaps this set was used with another figure because it seems so out of place. Maybe if he was wearing a blue Hawaiian shirt and short OP shorts then he could be Magnum P.I. But I guess the Detroit Tigers baseball cap would mess up his hair.


A closer picture makes Tom look like he does not want to be here. But It's the Movieland Wax Museum! Lighten up.


When I first read this sign , I thought that this was supposed to be a scene from Christopher Columbus: The Discovery. I haven't seen that movie, but I doubt he wears a tuxedo in it. I like how it says Tom Selleck is wearing the actually tuxedo, not the figure is wearing it. Both cool and creepy at the same time. The set sold for $550 at auction. Mr. Selleck did not go up for sale. He moved up north to the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf where he resides with other "Hollywood hunks".


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 Tom's profile and extensive motion picture and television credits here.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Movieland- Taming of the Shrew

Today's focus is back on the Movieland Wax Museum. The next display after you enter the museum is from The Taming of the Shrew with Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. I just love the expression on his face. This set deserved more than to be sold off. Douglas here sold for $1,000, while the set sold for $2,000.


Mary Pickford in the actual dress from the movie. There was so much history at this museum. It still makes me sad that it closed. Imagine dedicating the opening of the museum and having your wax figure being one of the first figures people see. Mary here sold for $3,250. A lot more than her partner Doug.


Every set had one of these clapboard signs giving information on the movie or television show portrayed. This one has more information than some of the newer displays.

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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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Movieland Wax Museum

The focus today is on the Movieland Wax museum. For years I would look at this beautiful marquee every time I drove past Beach Blvd from the 91 freeway (I guess I have a thing for marquees with flashing diamond lights). But since Halloween 2005 this wonderful museum has been no more. I'll post some pictures from my marathon of trips from last October.



This was the first wax figure experienced once inside the museum. Nobody famous, just a ticket taker and a booth, but they sold for $4,000 at auction.

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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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Wax Museum Links

Wax Figure Sculptors

Wax Museum Videos

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Video of Erik the Red from the Norway Pavilion at Walt Disney World.


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Video of Rögnvald from the Norway Pavilion at Walt Disney World.


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Video of the blacksmith in Fort Langhorn at Walt Disney World.


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Video of Barack Obama at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.


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Video of Daniel Craig at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
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