Friday, 11 March 2016

On this day in… 2006 | The Movieland Wax Museum auctions its collection

On March 11 2006, the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, California auctioned off all of their waxworks. The museum opened in 1962 by Allen Parkinson and was later sold to Six Flags. Featuring over 300 figures and 150 sets, it was a huge attraction, boasting some 10 million visitors during its lifetime. It closed on Halloween in 2005.

The auction saw everything inside the building sold off, not just the wax figures of celebrities, but also the costumes that had been donated by the stars for their likenesses, the fine art that hung on the walls, marble carved actual replicas of Michaelangelo's David and The Pieta, and their complete Star Trek set. Oh, the pain. I so wish I had been there to make a bid on Vincent's Henry Jarrod (below). And whatever happened to it anyhow?

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