Sunday, April 25, 2010

Movieland Wax Museum- The King and I

This scene from the Movieland Wax Museum shows the classic film The King and I. Here we see Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner. These were great figures, and this tableaux was often featured in advertisements, particularly in the museum's earlier days.

With the flash on, we can see more detail in the figure. How easy would it be to put a cowboy outfit on this figure and create a Westworld scene.

The Deborah Kerr figure is also detailed. Full torso figures are more difficult to produce than the typical head and hands style.

The scene from a slightly different angle.

The clapboard sign with some minor details about the film.

The figures were not for sale at the Movieland auction, but the set minus a few props sold for $200. The Yul Brynner figure, and perhaps the Deborah Kerr figure ended up at the World Wax Museum in South Korea.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Music Valley Wax Museum- Little Jimmy Dickens

The first country music star you'll pass in the Music Valley Wax Museum of the Stars in Nashville, Tennessee is Little Jimmy Dickens. One of the true legends of country music, Dickens was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. He is currently the oldest member.

Here's another shot of the musician with his autographed hat.

Another view of the figure, this time with flash on.

Most of the figures have name plaques, which is good because not all of them are easily recognizable.

View more information on Little Jimmy Dickens here.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Southwestern Historical Wax Museum- Bonnie and Clyde

When you think of the Southwestern Historical Wax Museum, you think of Bonnie and Clyde. Famous for its "Bonnie and Clyde death car", the museum seemed to feature the two in most of its advertising. Although that car was actually from the popular movie about the two outlaws, and not the true life car, these two figure are representing the real life criminals (A Bonnie and Clyde movie tableaux was also on display at the museum).

Clyde Barrow (1909-1934) stands with his gun in his pants.

Bonnie Parker (1910-1934) holding the rifle.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

American Heritage Wax Museum- The Kennedys

This view from the American Heritage Wax Museum shows former President and First Lady John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy. The set isn't very detailed, with only an American flag behind them (curtains were the best friend of wax museums set decorators). However, there is an understated elegance to the figures.

A closer view of JFK in his tuxedo.

Jacqueline Kennedy in her dress. These figures highlight the Kennedy administration's era of Camelot.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Hollywood Wax Museum- Jude Law

Here we see another wax figure from the Hollywood Wax Museum. This is Jude Law, the British movie star from such films as Alfie, Sherlock Holmes, and the new movie Repo Men. He stands in the Hollywood Award show section of the museum, posing for all of the guests in the museum.

Another view of the figure.

And a profile.

As you can see, the figure is in good company, with A-list stars all around.

Visit the Hollywood Wax Museum website here.


Monday, April 05, 2010

News- George Lopez In Madame Tussaud's

On April 1st, Comedian and talk show host George Lopez unveiled his new wax figure at Madame Tussaud's Hollywood. Here we see him do the traditional "pose like your wax figure" stance. Lopez had detailed the wax figure process on his show, and now he joins other Hollywood celebrities at the new museum.

Another shot of the two.

And a close up of the star with his wax doppelganger.

Visit the Madame Tussaud's website here.

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