Monday, 24 May 2010

America's First: Potter's Wax Museum

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Potter's Wax Museum in St. Augustine, Florida is America's first wax museum. There are close to 160 different figures and legends from histories past up until the present. Take a picture on the red carpet with Nicholas Cage and John Travolta at the premiere of Faceoff or hobnob with Henry VIII and his six wives.

The only oddity in the collection is the fact that many of the individuals, historically, are out of place. Adolf Hitler is standing two persons over from Marie Antoinette, and a Civil war hero is standing in a lineup with Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Michelangelo.

Besides the fact that wax museums can sometimes be hokey, there were still some surprises. The superstar from the blockbuster hit "Alien" is beyond unnerving and Captain Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribbean is just about spot on. Not to mention the Mummy and Frankenstein from the original movies in the 1930's have a great likeness. You be the judge!

Marc Antony and Cleopatra(January 14, 83 BC – August 1, 30 BC)

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547)

Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt

Galileo

Voltaire

 Marie Antoinette

Ludvig von Beethoven

Founding Fathers

 Charles Darwin 

Thomas Edison

Rudyard Kipling

  Adolf Hitler


Hollywood Actors and Singers

 The Mummy and Frankenstein



Terminator

Star Wars



Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)


Harry Potter

Rambo

Seinfeld

Alien

Austin Powers and Doctor Evil

John Travolta and Nicholas Cage in Faceoff

Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street

Elvis Presley

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt



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1 comments:

ManOverBoard.com said...
25 May 2010 at 11:22  

I LOVE wax museums, absolutely love love them. However their version of Brad Pitt makes me wonder if they perhaps were paid off by Jenn his ex to make him look like a stiff ;-0

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