Madonna Tussauds hits Washington
Madonna, Tom Cruise, Samuel L. Jackson and Angelina Jolie have arrived in the Washington DCl, where they’ll be among the stars of a big new attraction. One snag — they aren’t wearing any clothes.
Dozens of naked bodies – all made of wax and fiberglass– lined the walls of a studio at the newest Madame Tussaud’s wax museum as workers prepare for its opening next month.
“We fast-tracked all these figures to have them ready for the opening,” said Janine DiGioacchino, general manager for Madame Tussauds in New York and Washington. “Our studio team of 35 sculptors are working 24 hours around the clock to get them done.”
The entertainment group’s seventh wax museum – its third in the United States after New York and Las Vegas – is starting to take shape in the lower level of a historic downtown department store building. An opening gala is set for October 4, and museum opens to the public the following day.
A shipment of 51 figures arrived at the museum this week after months of research and meticulous design at Tussauds’ London headquarters.
From an article by the Associated Press.