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Madame Tussauds Hollywood


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Madame Tussauds Hollywood is a wax museum and tourist attraction located on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. It is the ninth location for the Tussauds franchise, which was set up by sculptor Marie Tussaud, and is located just west of the TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's). Madame Tussauds is owned and operated by Merlin Entertainments.

 

History

The three-story museum was under construction for eight years before finally opening. It features 115 wax figures of famous celebrities - the first ones made for the location were of singer Beyoncé Knowles and actor Jamie Foxx, at a cost of approximately $300,000 (USD) each. Each wax figure has its own placard placed on a wall in close physical proximity to it, containing information about the portrayed figure. A few matching props have been placed near select figures for visitors to use while taking photos.

The biggest figure in the museum is of Shrek. The figure is plastic in composition, however, as it is placed outside each day to attract passersby.

Joining Shrek near the entrance are one or two other figures, kept in the shade as they are made of wax. Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball and Johnny Depp are among some of the figures used in the lobby to entice guests to enter the museum.

Current figures

  • Lance Armstrong
  • Fred Astaire
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Halle Berry
  • Beyoncé
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Marlon Brando
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Jim Carrey
  • Jackie Chan
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • George Clooney
  • Simon Cowell
  • Daniel Craig
  • Penelope Cruz
  • Selma Hayek
  • Bette Davis
  • James Dean
  • Robert De Niro
  • Johnny Depp
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Marlene Dietrich
  • E.T.
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Chris Evans
  • Colin Farrell
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Clark Gable
  • Judy Garland
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Selena Gomez
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Demi Lovato
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Julia Roberts
  • Johnny Grant
  • Tom Hanks
  • Tony Hawk
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Charlton Heston
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Bob Hope
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Howard Hughes
  • Iron Man
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Michael Jackson
  • Elton John
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Lady Gaga
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Bruce Lee
  • Vivien Leigh
  • George Lopez
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Master Chief
  • Madonna
  • Steve McQueen
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Paul Newman
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Conan O'Brien
  • Peter O'Toole
  • Barack Obama
  • Al Pacino
  • Brad Pitt
  • Elvis Presley
  • Robert Redford
  • Rihanna
  • Joan Rivers
  • Julia Roberts
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Ginger Rogers
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Martin Scorsese
  • William Shatner
  • Shrek
  • Will Smith
  • Spider-Man
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Meryl Streep
  • Gloria Swanson
  • Patrick Swayze
  • Taylor Swift
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Charlize Theron
  • Uma Thurman
  • Justin Timberlake
  • John Travolta
  • Marie Tussaud
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Denzel Washington
  • John Wayne
  • Raquel Welch
  • Robin Williams
  • Bruce Willis
  • Tiger Woods
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Betty White

Former figures

  • Morgan Freeman
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Jane Lynch
  • Justin Bieber
  • Britney Spears
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Snoop Dogg



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