Saturday, August 02, 2008

Movieland Wax Museum- Reading Rainbow

Today we have a small scene from the Movieland Wax Museum featuring Levar Burton from the PBS television program Reading Rainbow. What is unique about this tableau is that its formation and creation was documented on the show it represented. Mr Burton came to the wax museum, posed for his statue, and showcased it on his show. He showed his audience the labor intensive process of creating a wax figure and the display was unveiled by the end.

A larger view of the set reveals how much books are the focus of the tableau.

Mr. Burton under the sign.

The clapboard sign and wax fact. Levar Burton donated the jacket that the figure is wearing. (Also, they misspelled is name on the wax fact)

Some posters encouraging children to read. They can probably still be seen in libraries across the country.

Shockingly, the figure and set both sold at the movieland auction for a mere $150 each.

You can visit the Reading Rainbow website here. (But you don't have to take my word for it)


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