VEGAS 09: New Madame Tussauds to salute Paramount classics

Hollywood attraction opens in August featuring characters from eight Paramount Pictures films.
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The films included in the opening line-up on August 1st on Hollywood Boulevard include The Ten Commadments, Sunset Blvd, True Grit, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Godfather, Beverly Hills Cop, Forrest Gump and It’s a Wonderful Life.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood is set to be a touchstone for celebrity interaction. As an immersive entertainment attraction, guests can interact with their favorite celebrities, stepping into elaborate sets that create a unique experience. Guests arrive on a red carpet as if they were attending an A-list premiere.

Many of the figures will be enhanced with added interactive features such as sound and voice. Some of the iconic film characters include Don Vito Corleone from The Godfather, Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Norma Desmond from Sunset Blvd, with whom visitors can pose for photos.

Michael Bartok, executive vice president, Paramount Licensing, said: “Paramount has one of the most venerable and diverse film libraries in all of Hollywood, and we are so excited to bring these films alive in a whole new way with Madame Tussauds Hollywood. The likenesses are truly exceptional, and fans will be thrilled when they see them and can interact with them.”

Adrian Jones, general manager, Madame Tussauds added: “We are extremely excited to bring our world famous brand to Hollywood and we are elated to be working so closely with Paramount Pictures and their incredible film library.”

The attraction will feature more than 100 authentic, lifelike wax figures, half of which are unique to this location. Each figure costs approximately $300,000 to create.

The ninth Madame Tussauds and the first-ever to be built from the ground up, Madame Tussauds Hollywood will be a $55 million dollar, 40,000 square foot, three-story contemporary building with underground parking, designed by noted Los Angeles architect Michael Rotondi of JAG/RoTo Architects.


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