Wednesday, December 10, 2014

      CREATING THE CREATURE

Back in 1976 the Stubergh Wax Studios, of Niagara Falls, was approached to create a scene based upon Universal Studios's great Monster Classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon. The "Creature" and his buxom victim were to inhabit a corner of the famed New Orelans Wax Museum, the Musee Conti, in The Haunted Dungeon.  Here we havE the original figure descrription sheets (from the STUBERGH COLLECTION of the WAXIPEDIA ARCHIVES) showing all necessary measurements, costs and colors of this green terror. To round out this update I've also added some relatively current images of the display.

OF SPECIAL NOTE: The Musee Conti Wax Museum has been listed as being for sale for a while now and though I'm optimistic some caring, kinda, multi-millionaire will eventually purchase this historical gem I must urge you all to make a visit to New Orleans and grace this unique place with your admission. It's through our support that places like this continue operation.





















( The Creature from the Black Lagoon - Musee Conti figure sheets are but one of many items within the historic STUBERGH COLLECTION, and are only a small part 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 timothywrandall@gmail.com. Donated items will be cataloged, digitally scanned, photographed, and restored.  Any items donated will also be credited as part of the specific donors collection {ie. STUBERGH COLLECTION, T. W. RANDALL COLLECTION, etc} and will be preserved and made available to future generations of artists, designers, historians and fans).

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