Saturday, October 07, 2006

Movieland- Animal Crackers

A classic comedy team, the Marx Brothers, is immortalized in the Movieland Wax Museum. Groucho, Chico, and Harpo represent the 1930 movie Animal Crackers, and they seem to be enjoying themselves. This small set is just packed with life. Although it is unusual that Chico would be directly in the front of the set and not Groucho or Harpo, it works.

A typical clapboard and wax facts sign.

Some sets had these extra signs. With a team as popular and influential as the Marx Brothers, a simple "Wax Facts" sign is not enough. The set sold at auction for $300. The figures were not auctioned off so they most likely ended up at the World Wax Museum in Korea (unconfirmed).

View the Filmographies for Groucho, Chico, and Harpo.


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