Fun for Angelenos

“Have you ever been to Madame Tussauds  Museum?” — I asked my Angeleno friends.

“I’ve seen it in London”, “…in New York”, “…in Amsterdam”, “…in Vegas” …

I wasn’t amazed that nobody’s been to the one in Hollywood. After all, how often do you do touristy things in the city you live in?
We love LA for the warm climate, gorgeous landscape, and a variety of entertainment, but there are some things that are too cliche to do more than once, or ever.

So we went one Sunday night. And the fun began.

Hitchcock
The $55-million attraction in a prime location next to Chinese Theatre was open in 2009.
Madame Tussauds is named for the famed French wax artiste who made busts for a show that traveled through Europe in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

The museum was nearly empty that Sunday night. We really had it all to ourselves. It felt like we were in a private audience with celebrities in a very playful, interactive mode.

Just bring your camera and a great mood and you’ll have an unforgettable night.

Some characters look scarily realistic.

Jack Nicholson

but others not as much.

George Clooney

Get up close and personal with celebrities.

Jamie Foxx

Will Smith

Julia Roberts

Taking photographs is encouraged and there are many props available.

Charlie Chaplin

Sylvester Stallone

Feel elegant

Marlene Dietrich

or red headed.

Ingrid Bergman

Dance with a star!

Elvis Presley

John Travolta

Get her phone number!

Audrey Hepburn

Get to know them

Marlon Brando Pierce Brosnan

and get in trouble

Michael

or not

innocent

Get vulnerable

terminator

or rollicking.

Uma Thurman

Jackie Chan

Explore!

camel

michael

Blend with a team.

Star Wars

Kobe Bryant Tiger Woods

Be kind

Forrest Gump

Rewind

Quentin Tarantino

and make it perfect!

Steven Spielberg

Touch.

Robert Williams

Make a call

Robin Williams

and have it answered!!!

Mr.President

After all it’s a great place to spend an hour or two, to entertain your kids or visitors, to appreciate wax figures (at a cost of approximately $300,000 each) and play. And if you live in one of the cities where Madam Tussauds is present, you’re a happy camper!

They say travel like a local. I’d say — have fun like a tourist!

You’ll be surprised at what you can find in your back yard for $25.

Robert Downey, Jr.

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