Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Turn of the Century Wax Museum

Thirty-three years ago this week, the Turn of the Century Wax Museum opened inside the now defunct Old Towne Mall in Torrance California. It was Thanksgiving week 1973 when the museum opened, and it featured many scenes of old time entertainment and historical figures. This picture shows the Gibson Girl sitting at her window. Known for their hour glass shape and big hair, Gibson Girls idealized beauty during the turn of the century. I am not sure when the wax museum closed, but it happened before I ever went. Maybe before I was even born. Today, perhaps the most famous Gibson girl is the Ice Cream Parlor at Disneyland's Main Street USA.

View more information of Charles Dana Gibson here.

To view more wax figures, visit my other website here.


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