Saturday, June 28, 2008

Movieland Wax Museum- Lady of the Tropics

Here we see the tableau from the 1939 motion picture Lady of the Tropics. Wax figures of stars Robert Taylor and Hedy Lamarr pose in this small and simple scene. The lighting on each of the the figure's faces makes them look distorted and sort of nonhuman.

A flash picture of the same shot. Now we see all the set pieces and scenery.

A wider shot highlights the entire tableau.

A close up of Taylor and Lamarr. In 1933, Hedy Lamarr caused quite a stir when she posed topless in the Czechoslovakian film Ecstasy.

The clap board sign which gives information on the film and actors.

At the 2006 Movieland auction, the Hedy Lamarr figure sold for $1200, and the Robert Taylor figure sold for $300. The set sold for $1500.


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