Monday, October 29, 2007

Turn of the Century Wax Museum- Lon Chaney


With Halloween just two days away, here's another moderately scary image from another defunct wax museum. The Old Town Mall in Torrance California once housed this small museum dedicated to early Twentieth Century. Lon Chaney kneels as Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The wax museum doesn't seem as cheap as I have heard people remember it. I am too young to have ever experienced it, yet the few pictures I've seen are, like this one, simple yet detailed.

A closer view. This figure is actually pretty freaky looking. I could imagine a kid back in 1973 being fairly afraid of this figure. The hairy chest alone could do it.

View more information on Lon Chaney here.


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