HOLLYWOOD–Celebrities have always been the stock in trade of Madame Tussauds ever since the diminutive French sculptress, whose name is on the front door, literally invented the art of wax figure sculpting 200 years ago.
Two-time awards winner Richard Sherman, who composed some of movie Dom’s most iconic tunes, from “Mary Poppins” to “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” was on hand on February 25 to cut the ribbon for the Madame Tussauds “Celebrity Awards Hall.”
The exhibit features 40 OscarÒ winners and winners of hundreds of other major awards, including 47 Golden GlobeÒ awards, and among the figures who have won awards are actors Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Bette Davis and Audrey Hepburn.
In Madame Tussaud’s era, the stars were royalty while today it’s the world famous attraction’s multi-million dollar collection of expensively costumed wax figures of Hollywood celebrities, a representation of whom are included in the newly launched hall and elsewhere in the attraction.
At an average cost of $300,000 each, the figures will impress guests with its precision, exactness and life-like qualities.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood is an immersive attraction where guests can interact with their favorite celebrities without the velvet or barriers between them, stepping into elaborate interactive sets.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood is located at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood (adjacent to the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre). Visit http://www.madametussauds.com/hollywood/.