Saturday, July 26, 2008

News- Amy Winehouse Checks into Madame Tussaud's

The London Madame Tussaud's introduced a wax figure of singer Amy Winehouse this week. The figure includes all of Amy's trademark "style" and attitude. In fact, the figure looks far better than the real Singer, a rare feat for the industry.

A closer view of the singer.

And another angle.

Visit the Madame Tussaud's website here.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Calico Ghost Town- Home Sweet Home

This scene at the Calico Ghost Town shows what life in the town was like back when it was a profitable silver mining town. This woman is preparing a meal, and it sure was more time consuming back then. Especially with that huge mane of hair on her head.

A closer look at the figure.

The view from another angle. She is very focused on her job.

A sign giving more information about the town's past.

And a sign explaining this specific scene.

visit the Calico Ghost Town website here.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf- Benjamin Franklin

A couple of posts ago I shared some images of the Founding Fathers. The picture did not have Benjamin Franklin, so I thought that I would share this shot of him from the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf. Here we see Franklin sitting alone. In this museum, he's also not next to the other American leaders. I guess he just doesn't get any respect.

The figure is done moderately well in my opinion. I'm just so used to the Franklin seen on money.

Visit the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf website here.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Marineland of the Pacific- Mold-A-Rama Sea Lion

In what is a turn from the usual post on Houses of Wax, today I thought I'd share a really neat find I came across a couple of weeks ago. At a garage sale in my neighborhood, I found this miniature Mold-A-Rama wax/plastic sculpture from Marineland of the Pacific. For those who do not live in the Los Angeles area, Marineland was an Oceanarium on the Palos Verdes Peninsula for many years until it closed in the 1980's. These figures have been commonly sold since the 1960's, and are still sold today at some locations. Usually zoo's and museums. You would watch them being made before your eyes as the large Mold-A-Rama machine spewed hot wax/plastic into the mold and then dropped it into the chute. I used to collect these as a kid (mainly from the Los Angeles Zoo) but that collection is long gone. Maybe a trip back is in order.

Another view of the figurine.

The view from behind.

You can visit the Mold-A-Rama website here.

Monday, July 07, 2008

News- Hitler Heads out of Madame Tussaud's

As soon as the new Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Berlin Germany opened this past week, a disturbed visitor entered the museum and quickly ripped the head off of the Hitler wax figure. The figure had caused quite a controversy even before the museum opened to the public because some people would rather not have the man represented at all. Madame Tussaud's felt that ignoring the Hitler era in Germany would be unwise, So they created this scene that shows the last days of Hitler's life, hole up in a bunker. Guests could not get their picture taken with it, unlike the other figures in the museum. But like this gentleman, many people thought with their hearts and not their heads. The museum quickly removed the figure and sent it out for repairs.

This was the scene before the vandalism. As anyone can see, the man wasn't being glorified, he was shown as a defeated, sullen man waiting to die.

The scene after the figure was removed. This story was probably the biggest wax museum news to hit in a long while.

Visit the Madame Tussaud's website here.


Friday, July 04, 2008

Mammoth Cave Wax Museum- Founding Fathers

In an appropriate posting, today we have a wax tableau of the forging of our Nation. Though, this scene seems to be of one specific event, it actually is of four of our founding fathers in a unspecific scene. The Committee of Five drew up the Declaration of Independence. They Were John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R. Livingston, and Roger Sherman. But here we have John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and John Hancock. Lets see if we can figure out who is who.

Looks the most like John Adams. So lets say that this is Adams.

This probably is Washington, though I don't think it looks like him.

Thomas Jefferson. Since Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, this must be him. So that leaves John Hancock in the back of the room.

View more information on the Declaration of Independence here.

Visit the Mammoth Cave Wax Museum website here.

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