Saturday, April 18, 2015

Madame Tussauds Orlando

With the Orlando, Florida branch of the famous Wax Attraction opening in just a little more than two weeks I decided to swing by the construction site and check out the exterior (I had the great fortune of visiting on February 23 and toured the interior already). Like many of the other 'Madame Tussauds' from around the world, Orlando's features the chains iconic advertisement  'Celebrity Wrap' showing guests interacting with their favorite stars. Though not fully finished (as of this morning) the images reveal several of the fabulous figures to be shown withing. 























Pictures were taken by Timothy Randall, founder of WAXIPEDIA INTERNATIONAL








Monday, March 16, 2015

MADAME TUSSAUD & SONS
1881


This beautiful guidebook cover, from 1881,' is from the private collection of Timothy Randall and is apart of the ever growing 'WAXIPEDIA ARCHIVES'.
Dedicated to preserving the history of Wax Arts, and the unique stories of all those involved in it's development, WAXIPEDIA strives to become the ultimate source of information on the subject of wax museums.  Anyone interested in donating items for preservation are invited to contact me at waxipediainternational@gmail.com. Donated items will be cataloged, digitally scanned, photographed, and restored.  All donated items will be credited to their specific donors and will be preserved and made available to future generations of artists, designers, historians and fans.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

KINGS CROSS WAX WORKS
Sydney, Australia

Though at a later time, I will go into much greater detail on the history, development and ultimate demise of this, the most Southern of the Josephine Tussaud's chain of attractions, for now, enjoy the complete guidebook from this short-lived Aussie Wax Museum.



























This guidebook for the 'Kings Cross Wax Works' is from the private collection of Timothy Randall and is apart of the ever growing 'WAXIPEDIA ARCHIVES'.
Dedicated to preserving the history of Wax Arts, and the unique stories of all those involved in it's development, WAXIPEDIA strives to become the ultimate source of information on the subject of wax museums.  Anyone interested in donating items for preservation are invited to contact me at waxipediainternational@gmail.com. Donated items will be cataloged, digitally scanned, photographed, and restored.  All donated items will be credited to their specific donors and will be preserved and made available to future generations of artists, designers, historians and fans.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

"Live Long and Prosper"
a WAXIPEDIA Salute
to Leonard Nimoy 


Today the world lost an icon of science-fiction with the passing of Leonard Nimoy. He created an original character that will forever be ingrained within the consciousness of all the world's civilized people. So, due in no small part to the reality of the saying "art imitates life" many of the world's great wax museums have had displays dedicated to Mr. Nimoy's creation. 

In Memorium of his life and to the character he helped created, WAXIPEDIA humbly shares these photographs, postcards and brochures to show our appreciation.
Thank You, Mr. Nimoy.


William Shatner and Leornard Nimoy with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock
Movieland Wax Museum - Buena Park, California

Mr. Spock
Sculpted by Henry Alvarez

Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry and the cast at the displays premiere. 
Movieland Wax Museum - Buena Park, Califonia

Leonard with co-star Nichelle Nichols
Movieland Wax Museum - Buena Park, Califonia


The original concept art design for the STAR TREK set.
Movieland Wax Museum - Buena Park, Califonia

The original set of the bridge for the Starship Enterprise
Movieland Wax Museum - Buena Park, Califonia

The Bridge of the Starship Enterprise - after the addition of the entire cast in the early 1980's
Movieland Wax Museum - Buena Park, Califonia

The Bridge of the Enterprise with her crew just prior to the museums closing in 2005
Movieland Wax Museum - Buena Park, Califonia

The Crew of the Enterprise
Stars Hall of Fame Wax Museum - Orlando, Florida

The original Movieland crew lives on via a group of dedicated fans!

The figure of Mr. Spock that was originally at Orlando's Stars Hall of Fame after his moving to Texas
Plaza Theater of Wax - San Antonio, Texas

These figures were originally created for the Hollywood Wax Museum
Historic Auto Attractions - Roscoe, Illinois


Opened originally as the Museum of Witchcraft & Magic, By Ripley's International, the museum was re-branded in the late 1970's and Leonard Nimoy was brought on to star in the museum's lobby video.

The World of the Unexplained museum also contained a wax figure of Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock. Here that same figure is shown, in storage, sometime during the late 1980's.


These pictures, postcards and brochures are from the private collection of Timothy Randall and are apart of the ever growing 'WAXIPEDIA ARCHIVES'.
Dedicated to preserving the history of Wax Arts, and the unique stories of all those involved in it's development, WAXIPEDIA strives to become the ultimate source of information on the subject of wax museums.  Anyone interested in donating items for preservation are invited to contact me at waxipediainternational@gmail.com. Donated items will be cataloged, digitally scanned, photographed, and restored.  All donated items will be credited to their specific donors and will be preserved and made available to future generations of artists, designers, historians and fans.