Please welcome our guest blogger, D. Nambiar from Tipsy from the trip
When you make a trip to Hollywood, you wish you would bump into the who’s who of tinsel town or at least catch a glimpse of a few of them. Unfortunately they don’t hang out on Hollywood Boulevard or Universal Studios. Take a Beverly Hills tour and you still don’t — almost often — get to see them even looking out their windows, let alone pull out of their driveways.
If you can drop the dream of collecting autographs and be content with just taking a few pictures with your favourite on-screen hunks and divas, you might as well head to Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. You’ll get to see some sports celebrities and pop icons too. There’s also an Oval Office with America’s first black President in it.
I was marvelled by the craftsmanship of these life size images. Most of them seemed perfect. My favourites at Tussauds were Jackie Chan, Tiger Woods, Bruce Willis, Joan Rivers, Lady Gaga, Cameron Diaz, Anjelina Jolie and … (honestly I could just go on). On the other hand, there were a few figures — that I thought — they could have done a better job on, considering flawlessness of most of the wax figures this place exhibits. If you haven’t had a chance to check out a Tussauds Museum as yet, here are some images from my visit to the museum in Hollywood.
Photos Source: Tipsy from the trip
Madame Tussauds Wax Museums can be found in London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Shanghai among several other places around the world. The United States of
America is home to four of the branches of this famous wax museum: Hollywood, Las Vegas, New York and Washington DC. These museums continue to
use the same methods that Madame Tussaud used to make her wax models,thereby keeping her tradition alive.
History of has it that Marie Tussaud (then Anna Maria Grosholtz) was born in France in 1761. She got her first few lessons in wax sculpture from Dr. Philippe Curtius who had employed Marie’s mother as a housekeeper. Her work later took her to Paris and then London where she died 1850. The first Madame Tussauds museum was set up in London in 1835.