Tussaud


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Tussaud

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(Biography) Marie (mari). 1760–1850, Swiss modeller in wax, who founded a permanent exhibition in London of historical and contemporary figures
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Noun1.Tussaud - French modeler (resident in England after 1802) who made wax death masks of prominent victims of the French Revolution and toured Britain with her wax modelsTussaud - French modeler (resident in England after 1802) who made wax death masks of prominent victims of the French Revolution and toured Britain with her wax models; in 1835 she opened a permanent waxworks exhibition in London (1761-1850)
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The guard, who had never left his own brake, went home and dreamed that his effigy had been added to the collection of Madame Tussaud.
Waxwork model of Madame Tussaud 1761: Waxworks modeller Madame Marie Tussaud was born in Strasbourg.
Against this national story it follows the life of Madame Tussaud, her family, and the waxwork museums which made her famous.
It is at this point that Celie becomes a ward of the famous wax-molding Madame Tussaud.
The Asian-American NBA player who now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers showed his lighter side yet again after throwing a prank to guests at the Madame Tussaud wax museum in San Francisco, California.
The story of this wax museum started in the Paris of 1770, where Madame Marie Tussaud learnt to model wax likenesses under the tutelage of her mentor, Dr Philippe Curtius.
wax figures of stars such as Russell Brand and Victoria Beckham gather to celebrate a milestone for Madame Tussaud.
The Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum in Hot Springs could have used a statue of Jacques Cousteau.
From the arrival of Marie Tussaud in England with thirty wax figures to the coronation of Elizabeth II and the advent of mass television, the author describes a past that differs very much from the "Merrie" and rural England we often envision.
This biography sets out to rescue Marie Tussaud from her reputation as nothing more than a showman.
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.
Waxing Mythical The Life and Legend of Madame Tussaud Kate Berridge John Murray 352pp 25 [pounds sterling] ISBN: 0 7195 6551 0