My Nostalgia For Old Hollywood Comes To Life In Wax
There’s a reason I started this entertainment site. I have an infatuation with Hollywood and the glamour that it promises. Maybe it was the fact that I have grown up in SoCal just about an hour away from LA, or maybe it’s because I always wanted to be one of those beautiful people. The siren call of Hollywood is real, even after all this time of working in the fringes.
I still start my day reading up on new movies, who’s in town here in San Diego area, and of course the latest gossip. Nothing goes as well with coffee as Hollywood news. And I am absolutely enthralled with old Hollywood. Anything about old school movie stars, singers or the history of the town and I’m hooked.
If you ever head this little pinup’s way, and want to visit the land of lights and glamour, there is one way that lets us get up close and personal with all of our favorite stars: The Hollywood Wax Museum.
I know it sounds funny but this is one of the most fun tourist attractions to see in Hollywood. The Hollywood Wax Museum was designed for interaction. Rather than walking by and just looking, visitors are encouraged to walk into the open sets and take photos with the figures. Which is perfect for me since I’ve been known to get up and personal with REAL LIFE celebrities any chance I get.
What I really love about the Hollywood Wax Museum is its history in town. Hollywood Wax Museum in Hollywood opened in 1965 and is located in the building that back in the early 1930s housed The Embassy Club, an exclusive entertainment industry nightclub. I wonder what the walls would say and the secrets they would spill about the history of Hollywood if you could listen.
Hollywood Wax Museum was recognized last year as a “Hero of Hollywood”. The company that founded the attraction and continues to own and operate it, as well as expand the brand, is known for its integrity, relationship building and community service. It is a unique American success story—from one man’s vision comes an icon of Hollywood and tribute to entertainment. The company now has three generations of the founder’s family working in it. The neon sign on Hollywood Blvd that appears in many Hollywood montages has 17 stars, representing each of his children and grandchildren. You can also find a tribute to him in Pigeon Forge. The side of the Hollywood Wax Museum says Sundher Building (est. 1922), the year of Spoony Singh’s birth.
So next time you’re planning a trip to Hollywood, take time to visit The Hollywood Wax Museum. It’s great family fun for those of us that love Hollywood, celebrities, and the history of entertainment.
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