Monday, July 17, 2006

Movieland- Charlie Chaplin

After two of the more modern sets, here comes one of the most popular wax museum figures. Charlie Chaplin stands here as a link to the silent movie past. This very detailed set shows just how well done a museum set can be.

Here's a close up of Charlie. This was one of the eeriest figures because it was so lifelike. The lighting also helped. This set was the first in a series of small, but detailed movies scenes that focused on some of the all time classic movie characters.

Here's a sign showing the scene number and some "wax facts". I would not mind that salary. To think that ninety years ago he was making that much money.

Some more information on Charlie. Notice how he helped start United Artists Corporation with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Charlie was not sold at Auction, and it appears that the San Francisco wax museum already had a Chaplin figure, so perhaps Charlie went to Korea with the others. The Goldrush set sold for a mere $250, a pretty good deal if you ask me.

Many of the figures moved to a sister wax museum at fisherman's wharf in San Francisco. Find out which figures moved by visiting the Wax Museum's website here.

View Charlie Chaplin's Filmography here.


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