Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Hollywood Wax Museum- Terminator 2

After a long break from the blog, here's a quick post from the Hollywood Wax Museum. This shot shows former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in a scene from Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Because he played the same character in this series of movies, some entertainment wax museums used the same figure and just changed the title of the movie to make their figures seem more relevant.

Another view of the figure which shows more of its leather outfit.

I plan to start posting again since the hectic schedule I've had the past few months has somewhat gone back to normal.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Musée Grévin- Madame Laetitia entouree de sa famille

Here's a photo from the Musée Grévin in Paris. The scene is entitled Madame Laetitia entouree de sa famille, which shows Laetitia Bonaparte with her family. Her son Napoleon stands behind her, as well as her other children. She lived to be 85 years old, and died in 1836.

A closer view of some of the family.

Visit the Musée Grévin website here.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stars Hall of Fame Wax Museum- Sunset Boulevard

This shot from the Stars Hall of Fame Wax Museum in shows a scene from the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. The film stars Gloria Swanson, Williams Holden and Erich von Stroheim. The film noir has been praised as on of the top films in motion picture history by the American Film Institute.

A closer view of the three stars. Many of the sets at the Stars Hall of Fame were identical to their counterparts at Movieland, and this tableaux seems to be no exception. I sometimes wonder if they used some of the same photos for both attractions. If so, the subtle differences in sets were be lost.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Madame Tussaud's D.C. Celebrates 2/17 Launch of US Presidents Gallery

Heralding their arrival in Washington D.C., wax figures of all 44 U.S. Presidents were gathered at Union Station by Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. to celebrate the launch of its U.S. Presidents Gallery – which debuts at the attraction on Thursday, February 17, 2011.  With the opening of the $2 million-plus Gallery, Madame Tussauds D.C. will be the only place in the world where people can see and interact with all 44 U.S. Presidents. (Photo Credit: Jim Sulley/Newscast for Madame Tussauds D.C.)

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Madame Tussaud's- Severiano Ballesteros

Here's a vintage image of Spanish professional golf Severiano Ballesteros. He won fifty events on the European tour which is the most all time. Ballesteros golfed professionally from 1974 until his retirement in 2007. He also won the Master's twice; 1980 and 1983.

A close up up the quite dramatically posed figure.

Visit the Severiano Ballesteros website here.

Visit the Madame Tussaud's London website here.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Movieland Wax Museum- Donny and Marie

The brother and sister duo of Donny and Marie Osmond are seen here at the Movieland Wax Museum. The pair hosted their own variety show from 1976-1979 and have been in the entertainment spotlight off and on ever since. This scene represents their 1998 talk show of the same name.

Here is Donny Osmond with his arms crossed.

Marie Osmond holding one of her dolls. Osmond has had a doll making business since 1991.

A close up on the doll, Adora Belle. Even the Disney parks have sold Marie's line of dolls.

A clapboard sign of their show.

One more view of the two figures. They were sold together at the Movieland auction for $1,700. Exact copies of these two figures are still available to view at the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf. Both museums had the same owner and most figures from the 1990s and 2000s had duplicates.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Potter's Wax Museum- Queen Isabella I of Castile


This photo shows the wax figure of Queen Isabella I of Castile. Known as the financier of Columbus, Queen Isabella helped unify Spain. Her investment in the voyage of Columbus brought Spain out of bankruptcy and back into prominence in Europe.

A close up of the queen. It was also during her reign that the Spanish Inquisition began.

Visit the Potter's Wax Museum's website here.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Denver Wax Museum- Richard Nixon


Here's a shot from the Denver Wax Museum of President Richard Nixon. The figure is fairly accurate, and doesn't look as generic as some lower quality presidential wax figures. If you want to see many of the figures from this defunct museum, make sure you visit the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver Colorado.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Country Music Wax Museum- Rod Brasfield


This photo shows Grand Ole Opry comedic legend Rod Brasfield. Although he died young, 48 years old, Brasfield made a huge impression on the country music scene by being the main comedian at the Opry. He partnered with Minnie Pearl, and they both shared the spotlight. He died in 1958 due to heart failure.


Saturday, January 08, 2011

Tussaud's London Wax Museum- Founding Fathers

Standing at this table in the Tussaud's London Wax Museum are three wax figures of our nation's founding fathers. From left to right are; John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. The London Wax Museum had an eclectic array of figures, but the majority were historical. This was one of the more modest sets.

A close up of the John Adams figure. Nice detail in the face.

Thomas Jefferson, another great design.

A close up of Benjamin Franklin.
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