‘Louis Tussauds in Great Yarmouth, is different from many wax museums, in that it remembers the stars and famous people as they were at their height of fame and influence.
‘See your gallery of how people looked, how the passionate owners captured them at this time and preserved them for your enjoyment. Many wax museum update their models to keep the realistic to reflect the current looks or styles.
‘If you are looking back to the 70s, so the stars as they were. Nostalgia and memories. Show your grand children the stars and leaders during your generation and help us bring the museum to life.’ — Louis Tussauds House of Wax
January 3, 2014: ‘The world’s worst waxworks collection has been snapped up by a mystery buyer from the Czech Republic, just over a year after it closed amid a storm of ridicule. Jane, 83, who still lives above the former attraction in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, with 86-year-old Peter, said: “All the models and machines and frames were sold in one go. I don’t really know who the chap was but he took everything. We hadn’t planned to leave and we miss the business terribly. But me and my husband have both been ill and thought it was foolish to keep going. We had a lot of bad press and I feel a bit irritated that the local people didn’t stick up for us a bit more.” Peter, who ran the museum for 57 years, admitted in 2008 that the models became so old they were no longer lifelike.’ — Daily Mirror
David & Victoria Beckham
Robert Patrick (Terminator)
Conan the Barbarian
Harry Potter & Hermione Granger
Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
The Fonz & Telly Savales
The cast of ‘Eastenders’
Vladimir Putin/Neil Kinnock
p.s. Hey. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. Great, glad you enjoyed it. Castelanetta is still around. He was here doing an event for the film last week. I’m not sure what he’s up to. I’ll ask his/our distributor and let you know. ** KeatonReds, Love rain. Well, for a day or two. And nothing’s more beautiful than a heatwave killing thunderstorm. We’re ‘supposed’ to get one on Sunday. Famous last words. Excellent about the studio progress. You rock. You’re ‘The Rock’ of your medium. Mini-golf, I miss it. Not a thing over here. I made it through yesterday, which was the depths of hell in the guise of a Wednesday, and it’s supposed to be tinily less hellish today, so … I might last it out. Thanks, bud. Stay exotically yourself. ** Bill, Hi. Yeah, yesterday was a hot beyond words kind of situation. I didn’t get to the ‘Together Alone’ because the prospect of entering the guaranteed steam bath of the metro was too daunting. But it’s playing in a couple of theaters here, so I’ll see it. Yay, your event! Ouch, the Terry Riley competition, but the present/future is always better than the past, and one hopes San Franciscans know that. Exciting! Everyone, if you’re near or in SF, you are hereby massively encouraged to attend a gig partly performed by the great electronics and visuals and sound artist (and a Lordly member of this blog’s community) Bill Hsu. If you hit the following link, you’ll not only find out how to attend the gig, but, even if you’re a million mils away, you’ll get to click/play two videos featuring Mr. Hsu’s spectacular works. Reward yourselves here. ** KK, Hi. Yeah, artists’ reps and presence can turn around a dime, and Tanner’s ripe. Congrats on the reading! Even the darker stuff … kudos. I know how that can be a toughie. You took Blake’s online class! Cool! What was that like, was it helpful? He’s so great. Here’s to fun, big fun! See you soon. ** schlix, Hi, Uli. Yeah, I have infinitely less than zero interest spending my brain and emotions arguing in a social media vacuum about hateful stuff that I’m doing absolutely nothing else about. There’s no such thing as a revolutionary windbag. Anyway, … I love Walser’s novels. The play is very early and not anything like his novels. I’ll let you know. I’ve only seen a very, very early rough rehearsal, but I’m supposed to see where it currently stands in the next week or so. The heat was a nightmare yesterday. It’s supposed to be a tiny bit less hot today, but it’s hard to tell yet. Yeah, it’s deadening. Great luck with yours! ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. I haven’t read ‘The Books in My Life’. I just got lucky and found that text online when I was looking for things about Giono. I think if you’re a Miller fan it must be a pretty worthwhile read. ** Steve Erickson, Hi. I think you’re right about the New Yorker Films collapse being part of the problem re: Tanner. He’s hardly the only director whose works have gotten lost because off that situation. Since Tanner’s films have been overlooked for quite a number of years, I kind of doubt that the fact that woked-ness is the current gold standard is a big reason. ** Jeff J, Hi, Jeff! Thanks, man. Huh, interesting about the new Jim Findlay collab. In photos the Whitney Biennial looks pretty meh to me, but it also looks like the kind of work that doesn’t read in photographs. Oh, shit, right … I’ve been totally swamped and way, way behind on many things including the Dover thing. I’ll see if the heat lets my brain activate enough to write something today. Shit, I’m sorry. I’ve read a few Giono novels, but not for quite a long time. I think my favorite by him was ‘Blue Boy’. PGL’s French theater life is basically finished now, so the next step is getting a French DVD/Blu-ray release. In the States things are happening, but our American distributor did zero promotion or publicity or outreach for the film, and as a consequence it hasn’t had a single review or any press at all very unfortunately, and I’m too busy here to do his job for him, so there’s not much for Zac and I to do in that regard. So we’re concentrating on the new film and the ARTE TV project. Oh, I met Philippe Grandrieux! He’s extremely nice, and he’s very thrilled by your having come over here to study his work. He said to thank you very much. ** Misanthrope, I didn’t sufficiently decode your winky emoticon. I blame the heat. Wow, that’s a very healthy amount of novel words/mileage there, man. And how bonus and great that your abandoned novel turns out to be a fix-er-up keeper. Dude, yes, I know that feeling of ‘wow, I did that?’ when going back to something once you’re able to be objective. That’s great, George! And your plan sounds both reasonable and doable. You def. have part ownership of the future! Sweet! ** Okay. I think it might be the heatwave’s effect on my mental faculties that led me to decide to restore this old wonky post. See you tomorrow.