Thursday, September 10, 2009

Movieland Wax Museum

Gloria Swanson  
Sunset Boulevard
Charlie Chaplin  
The Gold Rush
Vincent Price  
House of Wax
Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier
Merry Widow
Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford  
The Taming of the Shrew
Greta Garbo  
Queen Christina
Laurel and Hardy  
Perfect Day
Gina Lollobrigida  
Flesh and the Woman
Norma Shearer
Marie Antoinette

Jean Harlow  
Dinner at Eight
Nancy Kwan
World of Suzy Wong

On May 4, 1962 Mary Pickford dedicated the Museum on behalf of the outstanding entertainers of the Cinema world.   
On Oct. 31, 2005, after 43 years in business and 10 million visitors, the large Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, California closed its doors for good, due to declining visitors and revenue.  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. Most of the rest were put up for public auction in March 2006, which brought in over a million dollars.

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