Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Movieland Wax Museum- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The queen of the wax museum, especially those focusing on entertainment, has to be Marilyn Monroe. Here we see her in the role of Lorelei Lee in the 1953 motion picture Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She is in her famous dress, wearing what she considers to be her best friends, diamonds. Movieland had different versions of their Marilyn Monroe wax figure, and this most recent one was the closest likeness.

A closer view of the wax figure. It was a terrific figure all around.

Even without the mood lighting, the figure looked incredible. The lighting just enhanced the figure.

A close up shows her massive necklace. Diamonds do seem to be her best friends.

The small set without the flash on.

And the figure with the mood lighting on.

The clapboard sign giving information about the movie.

The Marilyn Monroe figure sold at the 2005 Movieland auction for an amazing $12,500, and the frame set sold for $1,700.


1 comment:

Purplepeanut said...

Bob -- MAGNIFICENT photos! The Marilyn figure does indeed look fantastic, probably the best one at Movieland, judging from the museum pics I've seen (sad that I never got to see them up close).

Can you send me some high-quality versions of these pics? Would LOVE some if you could.



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