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Movieland Wax Museum

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2005 - 2017.


Movieland Wax Museum opened in 1962 and entertained fans for over forty years until closing at the end of the day on Monday, October 31, 2005. The museum was dedication by Silent Film "Sweetheart" Mary Pickford and was home to over 300 wax facsimiles of big and small screen stars in vignettes from their famous films and shows. Many of the figures and authentic movie sets will be relocated to The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

The Museum was once named Movieland Wax Museum and Palace of Living Art, but the later half of the name was dropped and the focus of the museum changed. In addition to more conventional sets, the Chamber of Horrors was a popular section, featuring all the popular monsters from Hollywood.

The museum anchored the north end of Buena Parks's entertainment corridor. A few hundred feet south on the other side of the street was Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum which also closed the same day.

Movieland Wax Museum was located at 7711 Beach Blvd., in Buena Park, California.

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Foot prints and hand prints in concrete.

Bob Newhart




I returned two months after Movieland Wax Museum closed. The exterior hadn't changed, except there were fewer people standing around. Peaking in the front window, the lobby hadn't changed, but it was closed.

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