Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Guinness World Records Museum- The Shortest Woman

Tucked away in a small corner of the Guinness World Records Museum is a small figure of the shortest woman ever recorded by the Guinness World Records organization. Pauline Musters was born in the Netherlands in 1876 and died in New York City in 1895.

A closer view of the figure. The material used for most of the Guinness World Records Museum figures seems to be some sort of fiberglass or other synthetic material, but it's not too far from the feel of many newer figures at museums like Madame Tussaud's.

The figure in front of pictures of the real Pauline Musters and the World's Tallest Man.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Movieland Wax Museum- Blood and Sand

This tableau from the Movieland Wax Museum shows Tyrone Power (1914-1958) as Juan Gallardo, a great Matador who finds the fame and fortune from bullfighting overwhelming.

A close up of the figure. This was one of the simpler sets in the museum. The lone figure stands in front of a small mural, and the only prop is the sand on the ground.

Another angle with flash. Power died at the age of 44 of a heart attack while filming the motion picture Solomon and Sheba.

A close up of the clap board sign.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Musée Grévin- Bonaparte and Josephine

Bonaparte et Josephine Pendant une soiree a la Malmaison.

This photograph shows Napoleon and Josephine during a party at the famed Chateau Malmasion. This is a very posed shot, and we can see the two in the center of the tableaux, while the other guests are off to each side.

Napoleon and Josephine Bonapart. The female figure is lounging on the seat while Napoleon is standing in his most famous pose.

These three young maidens are standing together outside, and are quite involved with the bird that one has in her hand. The large mural represents the french countryside.

Visit the Musée Grévin website here.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Royal London Wax Museum- Goldie Hawn

This wax figure of actress Goldie Hawn is from the long gone Royal London Wax Museum in Phoenix Arizona. Captured in this photograph is her trademarked smile. And notice those large blue eyes. One of several wax museums with the same name, the RLWM featured Josephine Tussaud's seven magic worlds:

1. The World of the Old West
2. The Carousel of Stars
3. The World of the Mighty
4. The World of Royalty
5. The World of Religion
6. The World of Horror
7. Fantasyland (The happiest world of all)

As you can tell, Ms. Hawn is located on the Carousel of Stars. The lights in the background give away the world where she belongs. 

Many of the historical figures were acquired from the old American Heritage Wax Museum in Scottsdale, finding a new home here. After this museum closed the building was converted to the Party Gardens teen dance club, and the carousel remained sans figures. The location now seems to be a small office building.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Turn of the Century Wax Museum- Advertisement

Here we see an old advertisement for the Turn of the Century Wax Museum once located at the Old Towne Mall in Torrance California. The museum fit perfectly into the old time nostalgic feeling of Old Towne. With seventy figures in 35 tableaux, the museum celebrated the long gone era of the early twentieth century. From movies, to music, to American history, Turn of the Century Wax Museum had something for everybody.


Saturday, July 03, 2010

News- Kim Kardashian Figure at Madame Tussauds

This week, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in New York City unveiled their newest wax figure of reality show star Kim Kardashian. Ms. Kardashian was on hand to pose beside the figure and must have been so embarrassed that they were wearing the same outfit.

A close up on the figure. Some people have knocked this figure for not looking like the actual person, but I think they did a decent job.

Another shot of the two. It must have been uncomfortable to stay in that awkward pose for so long.

A close up on the real person for a comparison of the two.

Visit the Madame Tussaud's website here.

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