Contents 1 Overview 2 In popular culture 3 Location 4 Sets and Exhibitions 5 Other Locations 6 References 7 External links


Overview[edit] The museum, brainchild of entrepreneur Spoony Singh, opened on February 25, 1965,[1] and claims in promotional literature to be the only wax museum dedicated solely to celebrities. It is the longest-running wax museum in the United States. When Singh opened the Hollywood Wax Museum, the line to get in was 1/2 mile long.[1] The former sawmill operator from Canada built the Museum's fame by befriending celebrities, gossip columnists, members of the foreign press association and fans. After Singh's retirement, his sons and grandson have continued to own, operate and further the Hollywood Wax Museum's legacy. In June 2012, the family was recognized as Heroes of Hollywood by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation for their staunch and generous support of the Hollywood community.


In popular culture[edit] The Hollywood Wax Museum has appeared in the following movies and TV shows: The Mechanic (1972),[2] Wes Craven's Cursed (2005),[3] and America's Next Top Model (2007).[4] The Hollywood Wax Museum is also featured on the video game, Midnight Club: Los Angeles.


Location[edit] The Hollywood Wax Museum building once housed the most exclusive hangout in Los Angeles:[5] The Embassy Club. It is on Hollywood Blvd, near Highland Ave.


Sets and Exhibitions[edit] Wax figures and sets featuring replicas of celebrities continue to change regularly. There is also a Chamber of Horrors, featuring classic and current movie monsters.


Other Locations[edit] The group opened Hollywood Wax Museum Branson in Branson, Missouri in 1996,[6] which was completely renovated in 2009 and was recognized with the 2011 Branson Beautification Award for improving an important stretch of the Highway 76 strip. The next Hollywood Wax Museum was opened in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 2007 and closed in 2010 to make way for the larger Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee that opened in May 2012. The fourth location opened in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2014 at the Broadway at the Beach shopping center. In 1979, Singh expanded his business operations after opening the Thousand Oaks Self Storage (now known as the Hollywood Storage Center).[7] Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson, MO Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN Hollywood Wax Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC


References[edit] ^ a b Douglas Martin (October 25, 2006). "Spoony Singh, 83, Dies; Created Hollywood Wax Museum". New York Times. p. A17.  ^ "IMBD". IMBD. Retrieved July 30, 2015.  ^ "Cursed (2005)". Movie Locations and More. Retrieved July 30, 2015.  ^ "America's Next Top Model". Game Show Kingdom. Retrieved July 30, 2015.  ^ Bailey, Mark (September 30, 2014). "Of All the Gin Joints". Retrieved March 18, 2016.  ^ "Spoony Singh". malibutimes.com. October 25, 2006. Retrieved January 12, 2015.  ^ "Hollywood Storage Center". insideselfstorage.com. October 1, 2002. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 


External links[edit] Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hollywood Wax Museum. Hollywood Wax Museum - official site Coordinates: 34°06′07″N 118°20′17″W / 34.101961°N 118.338158°W / 34.101961; -118.338158 Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hollywood_Wax_Museum&oldid=808026907" Categories: Hollywood history and cultureMuseums in Los AngelesMuseums established in 1965Media museums in CaliforniaWax museums in CaliforniaBuildings and structures in HollywoodHollywood BoulevardHidden categories: Coordinates on Wikidata


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