Friday, February 8, 2013

Presenting: Manson in Wax!

Here, for you viewing pleasure, I bring you "Manson in Wax!" As far as the last picture is concerned, I didn't realize Manson ever had cute, little "Betty Page" bangs, and green, sparkling eyes. Shall we critique?











33 comments:

candy and nuts said...

weird haha

candy and nuts said...

Can you tell us where each figure is located at?

Leigh said...

Eeesh. These wax figures are somehow waaay creepier than the actual man. (Maybe that's because he's a senior citizen now.) If I saw one outside someone's house on Halloween I think I'd shit a kidney.

LoLo said...

the 2nd to last one isn't so bad

starship said...

Holy shit! Who are those dudes behind Charlie in picture three?

Glad to see there are people out there just as wierd and obsessed as us bloggers....

Matt said...

One is Adolph Eichmann. I'm thinking the other is Barry Manilow...

Leigh said...

Good eye spotting Eichmann, Matt. I didn't even notice him back there the first time I looked at these.

Farflung said...

As a coinsure of wax museums; that’s right, I’ve been to the Mecca of temperature controlled statuary, in the form of Madam Tussauds of London. I went there because I’m classy and wanted to experience British culture.

After that, I noticed a linear drop in quality as I visited other wax museums farther away. Tussauds figures have individual hairs imbedded into the figure along with accurate height, eye color and clothing, which may actually be from the person ‘displayed’. The other end of the spectrum is the ‘Movieland Wax Museum’ of…. Niagara Falls….. Canada. The displays were so dismal that they actually needed signs to inform the visitor (read victim) of who was being honored. That included Garfield the Cat.

I did notice that the rules of inclusion seemed to be skewed a bit. There would be a statue of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as presidents, but next to them would be Nixon and Clinton for some odd reason. Millard Fillmore and Calvin Coolidge were not represented at all. Strange.

For all the technology and computer aided design available, I don’t understand why a wax figure always looks like it just got an enema. Perhaps it’s the unblinking stare, stiff upright posture or frozen appearance of unresolved distress which propagates this feeling. Or in the case of Manson, perhaps that is the essence of the man and the moment, who knows?

Panamint Patty said...

epic.

Jiri said...

Eichmann? It looks more like Myron Cohen!

starship said...

Barry Manilow lives more of a double life than I would have expected....

Heidi S said...

Unrelated: Has anyone read the FBI Manson file book? I just saw it on amazon & I wondered if it was worth buying. I need some book ideas, I have cabin fever!!! Help!

Matt said...

We look forward to your review, Heidi! :)

F said...

I have read & own many Manson related books but there are a few I haven't read. I received an Amazon gift certificate & I'm torn between Shadows of Susana & Death to Pigs. I'm not a fan of long winded court rehashings. Can anyone recommend which one I should get & why? Thanks.

orwhut said...

Farflung,
I know what you mean about inferior wax museums. I went to one that had what appeared to be discarded department store manikins standing around. I think they must have intended to use tham as bases for the wax figures at a later date.

Heidi S said...

I have the shadow over santa susana and I thought it was interesting but it went down some rabbit holes about satanism etc. and I wasn't sure what they had actual knowledge of. I guess all Manson books have their own version of the "truth". That one is not my fave but talked about some things I had never heard of. Has anyone read "Squeaky: the life and times of"...?

AustinAnn74 said...

The third Charlie figure looks anemic. Hey, they should do figures of Tex, and the girls too, since technically, they are the ones that did most of the killings. A wax figure of Tex would be the creepiest thing in a museum. Just imagine, those steel eyes, bushy brows, and chili bowl haircut. Frightening, and nightmarish!!

LoLo said...

@ Heidi S-I've read Squeaky, it is not one of my favorites. The Family by Ed Sanders is my fav. I wonder if Death to Pigs is worth the money? I haven't read that one yet, even though I own the Manson movie on VHS.

orwhut said...

Charlie's beads and gown in the third photo make me think of Timothy Leary.

Heidi S said...

Okay, can someone tell us please if Death To Pigs is good?
:) I don't know about y'all but I am bored and stuck in the great white North with nothing to read...

Matt said...

DTP is one of my favorites. The gripe among critics is that they think it is rehash of the films. If you read carefully though RH inserts some very thought provoking content that is not in the documentaries. He's sneaky that way. Highly recommended by me - and he gives an Eviliz discount you won't get on amazon.

Heidi S said...

Ooh Matt, tell us more! :)

Cielodrive.Com said...

Don't waste your money on that book. It's just this file...

FBI files on Manson

Doc Sierra said...

Matt said...

One is Adolph Eichmann
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Could be Eichmann. I was thinking John List.

Cindy Lee said...

Heidi, email him at rarefilms@yahoo.com. He'll let you know about the Eviliz discounts. He was kind to me!

Matt said...

Cindy is correct. Contact him directly rather than going through the corporate empire :)

sherm maniac said...

What if they come to life and team up with the real Manson?? It'd be like that film Mannequin, only with more stabbing.

Heidi S said...

Thanks, Cindy Lee and Matt! Will do. This time of year I really need something to read/ do. The snow is piling up!!! Thanks! :)

Heidi S said...

Thanks, Cielodrive.com also! Just listened to the audio of Gregg Jakobson, where the H do you find this stuff?!?!
Thank you!

beauders said...

the third one looks like a combo of manson and muammar quadaffi.

beauders said...

the last one's head looks like it has been cut off and then haphazardly sat back on. i think the wax museums in san francisco on the fisherman's warf all have manson in residence.

AustinAnn74 said...

Why does the 4th one have flat-ironed hair? I just noticed that. Hmmm???

eviliz said...

I recall about 30 years ago seeing a Manson wax figure in Canada, Niagara Falls area.