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I've never really understood the point of Waxworks Museums. It's celebrities, made of wax, looking like they normally look. So why go?

Except that this one, in a small seaside town is brilliant. It's partly because they stopped adding to their collection sometime in the 80s and so it's a time capsule of fading or enduring celebrity. It's also brilliant because they set up this tension between how the celebrity should look and how they are rendered in wax - as something vaguely resembling the person in question. Check out the Hitler waxwork who looks like a drunk impersonating the Fuhrer at a Fancy Dress Party. The Beatles look like ... well actual creepy crawly beatles.

Can you guess who the others are?
20th Oct 2009, 19:24  

taroma says:

They are great, like they have melted with time. The bottom one,is it Joanna Lumley?But why is she half naked? The wardrobe budget must have run out of funds!

20th Oct 2009, 20:18

taniwha says:

Thanks Taroma. You're right. They do look fairly time worn. They even look tired.

It's not Joanna Lumley and there's a pretty good reason why she is half naked - that's how she makes her living.

20th Oct 2009, 20:23

JokerXL says:

Oh, what a fabulous collection, they all look so scary!
Easy to recognise though, just "different".

Let's see, group shot; L to R, Chamberlain(?) Montgomery Patton(?) Der Fuhrer & his Buddy Benitto, Regan over his shoulder there & Winni seated.

Is that supposed to be QE2 seated in all her regalia? Looks nothing like her.

20th Oct 2009, 20:24

JokerXL says:

That's SO Joanna Lumley!!

20th Oct 2009, 20:25

taniwha says:

Well done with the group shot, Joker. Patton looks pretty wimpy - can't imagine him slapping anyone and Hitler seems to be saying 'My sun flowers only grow this high'.

And yep, that's QE2. It could be someone else who has nicked her clothes.

But it ain't Lumley - why would be in her knickers?

20th Oct 2009, 20:33

rhys says:

I have no idea why but Dusty Springfield came into my head? Just Googled her though and she looks nothing like it...

20th Oct 2009, 20:47

CandyMan says:

Who are the couple? And is that Boy George?

20th Oct 2009, 20:49

taniwha says:

Yep - that's Boy George. Those are knuckle dusters on a strong around his neck ... no, I didn't know either.

The coupe were the Golden Pair in the 80's. Gone their separate ways now though.

20th Oct 2009, 20:55

JokerXL says:

The couple say "Dynasty" to me, the Carringtons?

Deff Boy George.

Joanna Lumley is always dressed like that Taniwha, at least in my head!

Mary Millington then? She's 80's 90's
No idea what she looks like tho.

20th Oct 2009, 20:57

JokerXL says:

It's wots-his-face from Southfork isn't it!
Jock & Elli's little boy and that floosy,

20th Oct 2009, 21:03

Craft says:

Is the blond Janet Reger?

Edit: If I'm right can we NEVER mention this again please...

20th Oct 2009, 21:03

JokerXL says:

JR & Sue Ellen
(had to look that up)

20th Oct 2009, 21:07

Craft says:

Joker: No really! I look more like both JR and Sue Ellen than either of them 2...

20th Oct 2009, 21:09

JokerXL says:

And QE2 looks like my Mum!

20th Oct 2009, 21:11

JokerXL says:

Why do all the "war group" look like Winston's just farted?
Winston looks like Winston just farted, smug little grin.

20th Oct 2009, 21:13

Craft says:

Mandy Rice Davies or whatever her name is..

20th Oct 2009, 21:14

JokerXL says:

And Mussolini's holding back a really smelly one for later.

20th Oct 2009, 21:14

taniwha says:

Joker - nope, not Dynasty and not even their Neighbours. And not Mary Millington either.


Rhys -nah not Dusty ... well, the wax model was though.

Craft - Janet Reger? Nope. C'mon, the lingere one was so well known in the 80s. Earnt 250K per year apparently.

20th Oct 2009, 21:18

Craft says:

Yeah but I often wear women's knickers and I don't earn anything like that amount....

I sometimes get a rise though!

Is it Cynthia Payne... ?

20th Oct 2009, 21:20

taniwha says:

Craft - Mandy Rice Davies was more 1960s, I think.

Joker - yeah. Hitler's putting his hand up asking to be excuse but Winnie won't be saying 'oh yes!' this time. That one was for Coventry.

20th Oct 2009, 21:20

Craft says:

I'm sorry, I'm shite at history...

20th Oct 2009, 21:21

taniwha says:

Definitely - not JR and Sue Ellen.

Both are still around and the woman has a kind of credibility as a singer.

20th Oct 2009, 21:22

Craft says:

I don't wanna play anymore. I'm losing the will to live.

20th Oct 2009, 21:23

Craft says:

Yay!! Kylie and Jason. That's what me Boyfy reckons...

20th Oct 2009, 21:26

Craft says:

Samantha Fox

It's Craft for the win!!

20th Oct 2009, 21:29

Craft says:

I didn't cheat! Well I did, big time but if he can forgive me so can you... ;-)

It was me Boyf who made these suggestions and he can't even remember the 80s.

20th Oct 2009, 21:34

Anonymous says:

Craft! Wins the 80's jackpot. Yes -Kylie and Jason.

And Sam Fox too but with terrible posture resulting from all that posing and pouting.

Well done you - virtual chocolate fish is on it's way to you..

20th Oct 2009, 21:34

Craft says:

Yes it's Craft and The Boyf for the win...

Well My Boyfy really.. And I didn't mean that about the knickers or the cheating...Honest!

20th Oct 2009, 21:36

Sprocket says:

is that Bryan Ferry standing next to Gay Hitler?

20th Oct 2009, 21:50

Taniwha NLI says:

Gay Hitler? That's the guy from Sparks!

20th Oct 2009, 22:40

Sprocket says:

lol - he always scared me

20th Oct 2009, 22:46

540air says:

Ye Gods, what have they created?

I know I'm late but, got Jason and Kylie and most of them straight off, (love "party Adolf"), but Sam Fox? Nothing like I remember :)

20th Oct 2009, 23:29

taniwha says:

540 and R - yeah, Sam Fox looks like someone else and R was close with Traci Lords 'cept that in the UK I think that a porn actress in a waxworks museum would be seen as a bit wrong. Page three girls are another matter - they have a weird kind of respectability here.

21st Oct 2009, 08:10

Craft says:

Yeah, yeah 540... Of course you knew them... : D

21st Oct 2009, 08:43

nige says:

Brilliant. Love these!

21st Oct 2009, 22:33

taniwha (NLI) says:

hazz - hahaha - yeah, george harrison looks feral! but then again, so does Kylie.

22nd Oct 2009, 08:23

540air says:

Sadly, I was well versed in the Neighbours characters of the 80s, something to do with being in the common room instead of studying....

23rd Oct 2009, 15:56

jle says:

IT IS Kylie and Jason

29th Oct 2009, 09:42

taniwha says:

You mean that actual real people?

29th Oct 2009, 09:46

ginge17 says:

picture 4 looks like kylie in her 60's lmao hahhahha

8th Nov 2009, 18:52