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Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Madame Tussauds Hollywood paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 08/03/2017
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Madame Tussauds Hollywood is a wax museum and tourist attraction located on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

6933 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood , CA 90028
Phone: (323) 798-1670
Open to the public: Yes

https://www.madametussauds.com/holl...

Lat: 34.097919
Lon: -118.341293

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 2
Claims: 5
Evidence: 0
Resources: 10
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History

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Madame Tussauds Hollywood is a wax museum and tourist attraction located on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. It is the ninth location for the Tussauds franchise, which was set up by sculptor Marie Tussaud, and is located just west of the TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's). Madame Tussauds is owned and operated by Merlin Entertainments.

The three-story museum was under construction for eight years before finally opening. It features 125 wax figures of famous celebrities - the first ones made for the location were of singer Beyonc and actor Jamie Foxx, at a cost of approximately $350,000 (USD) each. Each wax figure has its own placard placed on a wall in close physical proximity to it, containing information about the portrayed figure. A few matching props have been placed near select figures for visitors to use while taking photos.

The biggest figure in the museum is King Kong. The figure sits inside the attraction.

Marilyn Monroe and Johnny Depp are among some of the figures used in the lobby to entice guests to enter the museum.

Added by: sdonley on 07/28/2019 DB#:428
Source(s):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_Tussauds_Holl...


Stories

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is said to be haunted by moving figures, a sign that turns on and off by itself, and unexplained music after closing time. Museum staff says the eyes move on the wax figure of Bette Davis, too. There's been speculation that the museum is haunted by Victor Killian, an actor who was beaten to death in the vicinity.

Bette Davis
Bette Davis Figure

Added by: sdonley on 07/28/2019 DB#:1427
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https://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/madame-tussauds...


In 1979, Kilian appeared in an episode of All in the Family, "The Return of Stephanie's Father", portraying a desk clerk in a seedy hotel. In the same episode fellow veteran Hollywood character actor Charles Wagenheim (1896-1979) appeared as a "bum" in the hotel's lobby. Just weeks before the episode aired, on March 6, 1979 (Kilian's birthday), the 83 year-old Wagenheim was bludgeoned to death in his Hollywood apartment after he was surprised coming home from grocery shopping during an act of robbery. Five days later, on March 11, 1979, Kilian, who lived alone in Hollywood just blocks from Wagenheim, was also beaten to death by burglars in his apartment.

On March 20, 1979, All in the Family posthumously aired the episode "The Return of Stephanie's Father", with Wagenheim's and Kilian's last screen performances. Victor Kilian's cremated remains were scattered in the rose garden at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.

All in the Family - The Return of Stephanie's Father

Victor Killian
Victor Killian

Added by: sdonley on 07/28/2019 DB#:1428
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Kilian


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2879 07/28/2019 sdonley The figures have been said to move by themselves at night.
2880 07/28/2019 sdonley There is a sign that will turn on and off by itself.
2881 07/28/2019 sdonley Unexplained music has been heard after closing time.
2882 07/28/2019 sdonley The eyes in the Betty Davis figure have said to move by staff members.
2883 07/28/2019 sdonley The spirit of Victor Killian has been known to appear on occasion.

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HauntedPlaces.org
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Information about haunting at the location, see link for details.
Wikipedia Entry
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Wikipedia entry for this location.
Instagram Page
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52k Followers, 557 Following, 662 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Madame Tussauds Hollywood (@tussaudsla)
Facebook Page
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Facebook Page for this location.
Yelp Page
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459 reviews of Madame Tussauds Hollywood "I came here for Selena!!! I had been wanting to visit ever since they introduced her wax figure and finally made it out with my husband. The ticket teller was super nice and friendly and she was very…
Trip Advisor
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Trusted Tours and Attractions
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Information about the location, see link for details.
Madame Tussauds - Wikipedia
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Information about Madame Tussauds and how the creation of the wax figures began.
Victor Kilian - Wikipedia
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Information about Victor Kilian, see link for details.
This Is What It’s Like to Spend the Night at Madame Tussauds
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Article written by an editor at fodors.com, not sure if this is actually true or fabricated... but a pretty interesting read.

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