Madame Tussauds Review - Back to Where My Hollywood Life Started

Madame Tussauds was where I attended my first Hollywood red carpet event about 8 years ago. I was a newbie in the Hollywood scene and looking to get my feet wet in the celebrity world with my work as a numerologist. As luck would have it, the PR agent of a celebrity client had booked me on her radio show (Brit Celeb Radio) to give a free reading to her high profile client. The client loved his reading so much, he asked if he could give me a call after the show. We chatted for about an hour and the following day, his PR agent invited me to an upcoming red carpet event at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds: The Story of a Real Life Legend

Madame Tussauds in Hollywood

I remember feeling like a fish out of water when I arrived. I had never walked the red carpet and there were photographers taking pics. Paris Hilton was to attend this event as well and ended up making a grand entrance shortly after midnight. 

Picture of Madame Tussaud

Needless to say, I was hooked on Hollywood after that event. My VIP bracelet afforded me a few too many free drinks and I ended up spending the next day unable to move out of my hotel bed but it was all worth it.

I chuckled when I recently received an invite in my inbox to receive complimentary admission to the place that started it all for me. Indeed, the universe works in mysterious ways.

Tickets

I took my partner to the museum just the other day and we hammed it up with the wax figures of perfection. As an entrepreneur, I tend not to let my hair down much and I don’t remember the last time I had so much fun. From the wax demonstrations for patrons to the giant candy bars in the gift shop. This place has it all.

Madame Tussauds Gift Shop

For those of you who may never have visited or are thinking of visiting in the future, I’m going to give you the skinny on what it’s all about. I don’t frivolously share praise often and when I recommend a place, it’s because it’s well deserved. 

Madame Tussauds Fun Events

If you think Madame Tussauds wax museum in Hollywood is just another superficial tourist attraction in La La Land, you’re in for a surprise. Madame Tussaud’s art form has been displayed for over 200 years and counting. It’s just as popular as it ever was and is a must-see.

The main museum is located in London but has branches in a number of major cities displaying waxworks of historical and royal figures, film and sports starts and infamous murderers. 

Wolverine

Madame Tussaud was in deed an interesting lady. Born as Marie Grosholtz in 1761 in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked as the housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curitus in Switzerland, who was a doctor skilled in wax modeling. It was Dr. Curtius who taught Tussaud the art for which she would become famous for.

Madame Tussaud Wax Figure

Tussaud created her first wax art piece in 1777 of Voltaire. Aside from sculpting prominent figures like Benjamin Franklin and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, there’s a darker side to her art form. In her memoirs she claims to have searched through corpses to find severed heads of executed citizens to make death masks. These death masks were held up as revolutionary flags and paraded through the streets in Paris.

Following the doctor's death in 1794, she inherited his vast collection of wax models and spent the next 33 years travelling around Europe. She married to Francois Tussaud in 1795 lent a new name to the show: Madame Tussaud's.

 

Fun things to See & Do at Madame Tussauds

The wax statues of the rich and famous are so life-like, it’s as if they’re going to speak to you at any moment! Of course I had to take a pic with my fellow Canadian Justin Bieber and my visit wouldn’t be complete without another pic with Will Smith (one of the few pics with the wax figures I took during my original Madame Tussaud experience).

Justin Bieber

Will Smith

Will Smith and I at my first event at had Madame Tussauds - My First Time!

Then there was Michael Jackson, Elton John, Robin Williams, Whitney Houston, Meryl Streep and Alfred Hitchcock. Talk about an eerie but exhilarating experience to stand beside such realistic models of these great people. It was as if their essence filled the air. 

Michael Jackson

Robin Williams

Whitney Houston

Meryl Streep

Alfred Hitchcock

Those are just a few of the many wax figures standing grand in Madame Tussauds on Hollywood Boulevard. I have to admit, when I think of Hollywood Boulevard, I think of cheesy tourist attractions and souvenir shops with owners who barely speak English. I was amazingly surprised at the class, style and grace of the museum. It’s very well done and kept up to date in every way.

Liz Claiborne

Madame Tussauds will be one of my new top must-see locations in Los Angeles. Whether you’re a tourist or a resident of the City of Angels, it’s worth a trip for sure. I left feeling excited and satisfied with a touch of nostalgia. It was one of the best evenings out I’ve had in a long time yet I was completely expecting the opposite. I’ll be back very soon!  

About the Journalist:

Michelle Arbeau is an internationally recognized Celebrity Numerologist, author, inspirational speaker and radio/tv host. She has a Hollywood clientele base that includes Twilight vampires, Big Bang Theory actress, Pirates of the Caribbean actor, NBC Director, Celebrity stylist and many more. 

 

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