Saturday, June 04, 2016

A Visit to Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum

The weekend before this year's TCM Classic Film Festival I enjoyed a visit to Madame Tussauds with a few other classic film bloggers.

Madame Tussauds is located on Hollywood Boulevard, near the Chinese Theatre. Guests take an elevator to the top of three floors and then follow a path through the exhibits, gradually circling back down to the ground floor.

The wax museum has a mixture of recent and older film stars; I believe there were more from the classic film era, but there were also a significant number of newer stars, such as Brad and Angie...

...and Meryl Streep.

I hadn't been in a wax museum in decades so it was an interesting experience. I "live Tweeted" many photos during the visit but thought I'd also share some here.

Some of the figures are eerily lifelike, while some aren't quite as successful. Here's a look at a few:

This one was so lifelike it was almost spooky, you'd swear Steven Spielberg was standing right there looking at you!

We spent a pleasant hour here and had fun looking around. I thought the full-price ticket was on the steep side relative to the time we spent there, but the website has a very nice discount for tickets purchased in advance. We were also offered discount coupons when we were walking nearby so that's a possible option for potential visitors as well.

Sincere thanks to Madame Tussauds for providing a complimentary admission ticket.


Blogger KC said...

That Spielberg one really is eerie! It looks like a photo of him. I didn't realize there were so many classic figures in the exhibit.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Isn't it though?!

I was pleasantly surprised to find how many classic-era stars were included. Some of them are in settings which make fun "photo ops" for visitors.

Best wishes,

11:59 AM  
Blogger Citizen Screen said...

This is a lovely write-up, Laura and agree that the price is steep. I lingered in there, as you know, and had a blast with my selfies! :)


11:01 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you, Aurora! Your wax museum selfies on Twitter that day were delightful!!

Best wishes,

3:58 PM  

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