Hollywood Wax Museum

1 decade 2 years 4 months ago Thursday, February 23 2006 Feb 23, 2006 Thursday, February 23, 2006 4:59:37 PM CST February 23, 2006 in News

You can just about melt into this movie scene. When you're standing next to Russel Crowe, it almost feels real. Welcome to the Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson where more than 112 wax sculptures stand guard on their sets. From the movie Hook to Batman.

For the past ten years hundreds of thousands of people have filed by those stars. Even past presidents and the twelve disciples make an appearance. You'll find Elvis here too.

"It's kind of like a walk down memory lane for them. They like the sets, the interaction, the music. That's what they like about it," Hollywood Wax Museum's Jason Carrett said.

Many of the older figures were created by hand, but newer technology has changed that.

"They actually sit in front of the computer, scan their dimensions and actually make the wax figure," Carrett said.

The final touches, however, are done by humans. Each unique feature of the actors and actresses are finalized by the delicate touch of a hand. At $25,000 they don't make wax figures of just anybody. So how do they decide?

"There really is no rhyme or reason to it. If there's a really big movie that comes out, there will probably be a wax figure for that," Carrett said.

There are themed sections to the Hollywood tour: Peruse the catacombs of the horror films section or walk down the yellow brick road. If you hang around here long enough, you just might want to wax your way into the movies and become a Hollywood heartthrob.

The wax museum is open 365 days a year. There is a small fee if you want to visit the museum.

Be sure to tune in next week when Josh visits the Governor's mansion in Jefferson City.

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