Saturday, February 01, 2014
Gina in wax
Here we see a July 1964 photo showing the Movieland Wax Museum's very loose interpretation of Italian sex-pot Gina Lollobrigida in a tableau that is supposed to represent her 1954 film, "Flesh and the Woman." The movie was entered into the Cannes Film Festival; this tableau was not. Let's compare with a shot of the actress herself:
Not as good a likeness as the Museum's Jean Harlow, which is pretty much spot-on:
This vintage 1967 ad from Vacationland Magazine touts the Museum's lavish sets:
Fans of this kitschy Orange County landmark were saddened when it closed for good in 2005.
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