Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Things to Do in Los Angeles
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There are dozens of franchises in this wax museums collection, but Madame Tussauds Hollywood is on a Hollywood stars theme with gusto! Right in the middle of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, near the former Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, on Hollywood Boulevard, the museums casts wax effigies of Marilyn Monroe and Johnny Depp to greet visitors in the lobby.
Inside, which can be a bit creepy thanks to how lifelike the figures are, “live” 125 of some of the tops stars from now and yesteryear, including Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Joan Rivers (look at her in wax and you can instantly hear her voice!), Bette Davis, Julia Roberts, and Lady Gaga. Angelina and Brad are there, too, just not together...
This three storey museum took eight years to build; its first two effigies were Beyoncé and Jamie Foxx; a life-size wax sculpture costs roughly $350,000 USD to create! The largest one in the collection is, of course, King Kong. But don’t ask for autographs, please!