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wax museum

n.
A place where life-size wax figures, usually of famous people, are exhibited.

wax′ muse`um


n.
a museum containing wax effigies of famous persons, esp. historical figures.
[1950–55]
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Country's other two wax museums are in Ooty and Goa.
Bush and former President Bill Clinton can't hold a candle (sorry) to the Hollywood celebs in its other wax museums across the world.
His face was reconstructed with a lifelike silicone mask of the type used in wax museums because it was apparently too decomposed to show.
Madam Tussaud's Wax Museums, which operate six such locations worldwide, from New York to Shanghai, are about to open a Washington, D.
If the name of Madame Tussaud sounds familiar, just think of the House of Wax to get the association: House of Wax museums exist across the country and even in London and Asia--and her name is on each museum marquee.
The bloated result is vaguely surreal but consistent with a vernacular familiar from the contents of wax museums and Disneyland.
The town of Niagara Falls offers many activities, from wax museums to the Maid of the Mist boat ride to the base of the cataract.
Whip pan and flash forward to the same farmer's bay in 1999, and you too can experience the thrills of an AC/DC rock-music montage maze of fast-paced family flying saucer theme parks, a full-scale Space Shuttle exhibit, King Tut's Tomb, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Santa's Village, wax museums, bumper cars, roller coasters, miniputts and Jello-wrestling contests.
The flamboyant knockoff fashion designer, portrayed on ``The Bold and the Beautiful'' by Los Feliz actress Darlene Conley, will soon become part of the landscape in three of Madame Tussaud's famed wax museums.
which owns the Louis Tussauds Wax Museums throughout the world, notes that the museum has been an important part of the Copenhagen leisure scene for years and that he is appreciative of the dedicated employees who have contributed to its success.
4-May 14) is billed as a departure--a return to the sites of earlier photographs in English, Dutch, and Japanese wax museums, this time to make individual, life-size "portraits" of the waxen effigies (revisiting the Apostles at the Last Supper, the six wives of Henry VIII, Pope John Paul II, et al.
While some may fear this dualistic approach will blur the already fuzzy line between education and infotainment, architect Barry Howard predicts that the museum - which is being built on the site of a failed food court and shopping center - actually will lend focus to the surrounding clutter of wax museums, fast-food restaurants and kitsch emporiums.