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  Hollywood Wax Museum
As a result, there is often a large crowd of spectators milling out front of this museum, watching the antics of a costumed employee, dressed like Frankenstein, putting on a show to lure customers in from the Walk of Fame.
The owner readily admits that when he first opened the museum in 1965, the quality of the wax figures was awful.
The Hollywood Wax Museum is located a block and a half east of Grauman's Chinese Theatre on the north side of Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Highland Avenue, and across the street from the Guinness World Records museum.
www.seeing-stars.com /Museums/HollywoodWax.shtml   (1015 words)

 Salem Wax Museum & Salem Witch Village
The Salem Wax Museum and Salem Witch Village are approximately 1/4 mile on left.
The Salem Wax Museum and Salem Witch Village are located at 282 and 288 Derby Street respectively.
Conveniently located adjacent to the Salem Wax Museum and the Salem Witch Village is one of two parking garages in Salem.
www.salemwaxmuseum.com /information.html   (523 words)

  Wax museum - ArticleWorld
A wax museum is a collection of waxwork portrayals of famous personalities or the manifestations of fictional or historical events and characters.
Many popular wax museums have developed a section dedicated to the gory past, when torture and general depravity were ingrained in society; these sections are generally called the chamber of horrors.
Wax museums may have been popularised in the 19th Century by Madame Tussaud, but today they are as popular as ever and examples of different types of museum have been created throughout the world.
www.articleworld.org /Wax_museum   (291 words)

  Wax museum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A wax museum or waxworks consists of a collection wax figures representing famous people from history and contemporary personalities exhibited in lifelike poses.
Wax museums often have a special section dubbed the chamber of horrors in which the more grisly exhibits are displayed.
Madame Tussaud's is perhaps the most famous name associated wax museums.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/w/wa/wax_museum.html   (130 words)

 Old West Wax Museum
Wax modeling was as common in Rome as was modeling human forms in marble.
They demanded wax figures be made of their heroes to carry in a procession through the streets.
Early wax figures were usually made in three parts -- the body, the head and neck, and the hands.
server1.westwaxmuseum.com /museum.html   (744 words)

 Royal London Wax Museum
And of course the status conscious patrician families kept wax effigies of their ancestors on display that could then be utilized from time to time as part of family funeral processions.
This era was characterized by superstitions, and there began the practice of fashioning wax images of enemies; the figures then to be stabbed with pins in the belief that harm would come to the individual so represented.
On the scientific front, wax was the modeling medium used to depict "cut-away" sections of the human body in order that students of medicine could study anatomy.
www.waxmuseum.bc.ca /waxhistoryscult.asp   (725 words)

In 1971, when the museum opened, Nashville was a small city with a handful of studios; today the population of the metropolitan area has boomed past 1 million, and there are 400 music studios.
The wax museum was once part of a thriving tourist mall, along with the Hank Williams Jr.
But the museum's most notorious operator was Dominic DeLorenzo, an Aurora founder described by former employees as a good-looking, slick-talking charmer who persuaded Nashville luminaries like Chet Atkins, Minnie Pearl and the newspaper mogul John Seigenthaler to invest in the publishing company and museum.
www.joeseigenthaler.com /Wax_Museum_Article.html   (1503 words)

 Wax Museums. Roadside America
Wax figures -- life-sized, genuinely three-dimensional representations of the most celebrated and important people of History and Hollywood -- have become like the material they are created from, fugitive and gummy.
A wax Sharon Stone is not sitting opened-legged, in a scene from Basic Instinct, but as her character from The Quick and The Dead, in a western set she shares with Cantinflas.
And Hollywood's Wax Museum is smack in the middle of The Blvd's great and horrible collection of souvenir, underwear, and food-on-a-stick stores that stretch for blocks in either direction.
www.roadsideamerica.com /set/wax.html   (1201 words)

 Salem Wax Museum & Salem Witch Village
The Salem Wax Museum is a wonderful educational and historical experience for young and old alike.
The Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers is an open gallery style wax museum, which features 50 London made wax figures.
Bus Parking available on Derby St. directly in from of Wax Museum and you are welcome to park there while you visit all of Salem’s attractions.
www.salemwaxmuseum.com /tours.html   (929 words)

 Musée Conti Historical Wax Museum
Unlike other wax museums, The Musée Conti Wax Museum tells the story of one city alone, and what a story it is! From our city's fair founding, to the legendary Battle of New Orleans, to the mysterious world of Voodoo.
Wax, like human skin, is slightly translucent; the coloring is infused beneath the final layer, thus accounting for the uncanny similarity to human flesh.
Apart from the fact that their immobility tends to suggest this illusion, it should be remembered that the human race has been steadily gaining in average stature throughout history, with the greatest gains recorded in the last hundred years.
www.neworleanswaxmuseum.com /sculpture.html   (559 words)

 Wax museum Information
Wax museums can be credited to Marie Tussaud, who traveled Europe with wax sculptures in the late 1700s.
One of the most popular wax museums in the United States for decades was The Movieland Wax Museum in Anaheim, California near Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm.
Another popular wax museum is the Musee Conti Wax Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana which features wax figures portraying the city's history as well as a "Haunted Dungeon" section of wax figures of famous characters of horror films and literature.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Wax_museum   (367 words)

 National Great Blacks in Wax Museum,
It also serves as the Holocaust Museum for African-Americans, with bloody, graphic depictions of the historic brutality and gore of slavery and racism.
The museum walls aren't exactly perpendicular, and the floorboards creak -- but the staff feels the location is where this museum can best reach its audience.
Museum is half-mile on the left-hand side, SW corner of E. North Ave.
www.roadsideamerica.com /attract/MDBALblackswax.html   (1183 words)

 Movieland Wax Museum
About 50 of the museum's celebrity figures were shipped to a sister museum in San Francisco, and 80 others went to a museum in South Korea.
This, the largest wax museum in the United States, gives the public a chance to walk within inches of realistic wax figures of famous Hollywood movie stars, to look them in their incredibly lifelike eyes, and to view some extremely handsome sets.
The museum chooses four new figures each year, based on popularity polls taken among visitors to the museum (who are asked to list the top five personalities they'd like to see added to the museum).
www.seeing-stars.com /Museums/Movieland.shtml   (1681 words)

 USATODAY.com - Washington wax museum in the works   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The theme park and attractions operator currently operates wax museums in Amsterdam, London, Las Vegas and New York, where hundreds of wax figures are on display.
The D.C. wax museum site would be located near the National Spy Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's American Art Museum, Ford's Theater and the Verizon Center, which is home to the city's professional basketball and hockey teams.
Conservative estimates suggest the wax museum could draw about 35,000 visitors a month, but Moore and others suggest the success of the privately owned Spy Museum indicates attendance could be much higher.
www.usatoday.com /travel/destinations/2006-06-19-wax-museum_x.htm   (426 words)

 Wax Museum Cartoons   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, New York
Opened in November, the New York version of the famous London museum takes on "the face of the place" presenting New York's most famous and infamous personalities, as well as figures of international fame and acclaim.
The tradition began in 18th century Paris, when Madame Tussaud was forces to create death masks for aristocrats executed in the French Revolution.
In 1835, she established the London museum, which now welcomes more than 2.5 million guests each year.
www.ny.com /museums/madame.tussaud.nyc.html   (291 words)

 Filmtracks: House of Wax (John Ottman)
House of Wax: (John Ottman) There really seem to be only two reasons why this teenie horror flick got made; either the filmmakers and studio determined that young audiences raised in the Scream era still haven't had enough of the typical mass killings of dumb youths in ridiculous circumstances, or...
Essentially, the plot of the current House of Wax involves some kids who get side-tracked on their way to a football game and end up in a small town that is a time capsule of the 1960's.
One notable exception is the melting of the museum itself, with some outstanding brass repetitions in the final moments of that climactic cue.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/house_wax.html   (927 words)

 Wax museum melts away : HTTabloid.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Southern California's Movieland Wax Museum, opened in 1962 by silent-film star Mary Pickford, is closing its doors -- a victim of the thrills and spills of huge theme parks and action-packed video games.
The owners of the museum, one of the largest in the world and home to more than 300 wax celebrities, said the attraction would take its final bow on October 31.
The Movieland Wax Museum is a block from Knott's Berry Farm theme park in Orange County and a short drive from Disneyland, both of which have expanded dramatically in the past 20 years.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/7242_1524582,00180021.htm   (368 words)

 Tussaud's London Wax Museum : one of Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions
The museum was initially quite popular, and would eventually showcase more than 120 wax figures in elaborate scenes from history, entertainment, and in a rather gory chamber of horrors.
Ripley Entertainment still uses the Louis Tussaud name today for their chain of wax museums, while Madame Tussaud's Wax Museums (including the London original) are part of the Tussauds Group.
Plans had originally called for the museum building to be demolished to make room for the Bayside Village Market, where a new, relocated version of the museum was to be opened eventually alongside the retail stores.
www.lostparks.com /londonwax.html   (396 words)

 ENGLISH | Saint-Petersburg Wax Museum
The museum opened its doors in the late 1980-s, when a bunch of enthusiasts turned on the heat on the idea to revive the wax plastic arts in Russia.
The main difference from any other museum that a wax museum has is the perpetual state of being on tour, crossing extremely long distances.
The exhibitions are being shown in central museums and showrooms, in theme parks or social center, where thousands of visitors are attracted.
www.waxfigures.ru /en.phtml   (532 words)

 The Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Baltimore, Maryland -The Great Blacks In Wax Museum is among the United States' most dynamic cultural and educational institutions.
Because it is a wax museum committed solely to the study and preservation of African-American history, it is also among the most unique.
The museum not only views African-Americans from the past, but also sees history as an involvement of the past, present, and future.
www.afrigeneas.com /forum-reconstruction/index.cgi?noframes;read=182   (275 words)

 CBC.ca Arts - Wax museum snuffs plans for mock Brangelina wedding
Though the Hollywood couple is unmarried in real life, the museum had planned to bring the two stars together on Wednesday in a wedding scene to promote the unveiling of a statue of Jolie.
Museum general manager Adrian Jones said the decision to stop the ceremony was made in order to avoid angering the stars.
Jolie's wax statue was to join an already existing statue of Pitt in a ceremony that would have included wax figures of George Clooney as the best man and a who's-who of guests dead and alive, including Elvis, Liberace, John Wayne, Bugsy Siegel, Frank Sinatra, Ben Affleck and Luciano Pavarotti.
www.cbc.ca /arts/film/story/2006/11/14/wax-brangelina-wed.html   (1530 words)

 SeacoastNH.com - Plymouth National Wax Museum
The brochure says this is "America's only wax museum dedicated entirely to the story of the Pilgrims." We’re going to bet that is true.
Plymouth was one of the earliest museums using Dofrman figures.
The wax pilgrims land on a plaster duplicate of the famous rock just a few yards away at the Plymouth waterfront.
seacoastnh.com /Places_&_Events/Historic_Tours/Plymouth_National_Wax_Museum   (909 words)

 Wax Museum
Raven has made wax figures of such notable figures as former New York City Mayor, David Dinkins and Civil Rights Activist, the Martin Luther King.
Chanticleer's dream is to make his museum bigger and to install a computer room.
He says that making wax figures and art objects is what he always wanted to do, that this was his calling.
www.harlemlive.org /community/bidness/waxmuseum   (199 words)

 Musee Conti Wax Museum in New Orleans
Musee Conti Wax Museum can be found at 917 Conti St. in New Orleans.
As one of the city's Museum/ Attraction venues, it can be compared to other venues such as Café Du Monde, Cajuns The Creoles, Jackson Square, among others.
Mint, are all in the same area as Musee Conti Wax Museum.
new.orleans.hotelprofessor.com /travel-guide/musee-conti-wax-museum.html   (80 words)

 Discount Movieland Wax Museum Tickets
Movieland Wax Museum is the most unique House of Wax and one of the world's largest wax museums.
Movieland is home to over 300 wax images of the most recognizable and admired stars from stage, screen and television.
Each year Movieland updates and revitalizes its show by adding new sets and guests are displayed on loan from Movieland's "sister" attraction in San Francisco, the world renowned Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf.
www.goingtocalifornia.com /pages/amusement-parks/movieland-wax-museum-tickets.html   (103 words)

 The Miami Wax Museum: one of Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions
Those wax museums that survive today are more an artifact of our past than a model for our future.
The Miami Wax Museum, once located at 13899 Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach, was very much an artifact of the early 1960's, with, aside from a few Presidents and Astronauts added later, historical displays that came to a chronological end at the Kennedy assassination.
The museum closed on February 19, 1984, and the figures were subsequently sold at public auction, bringing in approximately $175,000.
www.lostparks.com /miamiwax.html   (428 words)

 Hollywood Wax Museum
This museum features numerous wax creations of your favorite stars from movies and television shows such as 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Gone With the Wind', 'The Godfather', 'Happy Days', 'Nightmare on Elm Street', 'Indiana Jones', and tons more.
Branson's Hollywood Wax Museum puts on an impressive display of many life-like scenes from both classic and contemporary movie stars, television stars, musicians, and other famous individuals.
This place is filled with movie set recreations complete with life-size wax renditions of the characters; somehow, that combination made me lose a full decade of maturity within about three minutes of walking through the door.
www.bransonshows.com /activity/HollywoodWaxMuseum.cfm   (352 words)

 NYC wax museum shows off Jolie-Pitt baby - Boston.com
In this photo provided by Madame Tussauds, the new wax figures of actors Angelina Jolie, left, and Brad Pitt, right, with their infant daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie Pitt are unveiled in New York on Wednesday, July 26, 2006.
Two-month-old Shiloh is the first infant re-created in wax by Madame Tussauds and can be seen with her wax parents standing over her at the international museum's branch in Times Square.
Visitors can have their photos taken with the famous wax family, and $1 from each photo will be donated to UNICEF.
www.boston.com /ae/celebrity/articles/2006/07/26/nyc_wax_museum_shows_off_jolie_pitt_baby   (231 words)

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