Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Frivolous Purchase of the Week: Outdated Celebrity Statues from The Hollywood Wax Museum

Today, I read that The Hollywood Wax Museum is auctioning off more than 200 wax figures, props and original costumes. I'll be headed over that way tonight when I go see State of Play (despite, not because of, Russell Crowe), and it's going to take every fiber of self-control that I can muster (which is less than you will find in a bowl of Shredded Wheat) not to run over and purchase a lifesize, waxy statue of The Fonz. And Laverne. And Shirley.


Once there, I don't think I would have the will to walk away from Hee Haw's Minnie Pearl (who, without her famous straw hat, looks more like Don Knotts in drag).


As I scrolled through the list of auction items, I couldn't help but think of my friends and family, and how much all of them needed these wax figures in their homes too.

If money were no object, I would purchase the following:

Sonny Crockett, for my mother (she always liked how Don Johnson tongued his cigarettes on Miami Vice):


John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, for Buddy:


Dolly Parton, for Patti (Doesn't Dolly look like Candy Spelling here, and isn't it disturbing to see royalty going barefoot?)


Zombie Michael Jackson from the "Thriller" video for Stacie:


Mr. T for my brother, Frank (when he was a kid, he wanted to be Mr. T)


Jodie Foster in Maverick for Nancylee and Paige (because they need more Western-themed shit at their house)


Also available on the auction block are statues of Ann Margaret (looking more like Laura Linney after falling into a bottle of Nice 'N Easy Medium Mousey Brown), a whole slew of U.S. presidents, athletes, and a bunch of religious crap.

There's also a really butch-looking version of Princess Diana. I would get that one for my wife, though I don't think I'd leave her alone with it.



standup-sitdown said...

I wouldn't trust Princess Di either,

Stacie Ponder said...

Oh my christing hell I would SO recreate the Thriller video every single day for the rest of my life, and hopefully even a few days beyond that.

These things are terrifying. Especially Minnie Pearl- it looks like she has that condition that ages people prematurely and makes 'em look all bird-like. You know the one. I can't remember the name right now, although I know it's not Vitiligo. Or swine flu. Or The Herp.


TheWeyrd1 said...

Those are just creepy...

poontangdee said...

Mr T would be awesome to come home to after work or whatev and umm talk about things.

The Jodie don't look like Jodie at all. Weird.

RoaOC said...

Stacie, that disease is called Progeria. I heard that you can catch Progeria from a toilet seat, but, I'm not too sure I believe that.

That statue of Minnie Pearl is hideous. It looks like somebody altered her hairline by taking a belt sander to the top of her head.. not sexy.