Sunday, June 20, 2010

Madame Tussauds

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FM Madame Tussauds Qies beli masa bercuti ke Amsterdam...ya Qies tau dah masuk 2 bulan dah pun kalo nasi tu lama dah basi berair dan dah berulat dah pun hehehe...

FM Madame Tussauds London tu Mek Hana yang belikan..mekasih yaa kawe nak merempit lagi nanti kawe belikan tuk demo yaaa...

Info dari Tuk Wi mengenai Madame Tussauds :

"Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities. It was set up by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. It was formerly spelled "Madame Tussaud's", but the apostrophe is no longer used
Marie Tussaud, born Anna Maria Grosholtz (1761–1850) was born in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius in Bern, Switzerland, who was a physician skilled in wax modelling. Curtius taught Tussaud the art of wax modelling.

Tussaud created her first wax figure, of Voltaire, in 1777. Other famous people she modelled at that time include Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Benjamin Franklin. During the French Revolution she modelled many prominent victims. In her memoirs she claims that she would search through corpses to find the decapitated heads of executed citizens, from which she would make death masks. Following the doctor's death in 1794, she inherited his vast collection of wax models and spent the next 33 years travelling around Europe. Her marriage to Fran├žois Tussaud in 1795 lent a new name to the show – Madame Tussauds.

In 1802, she went to London. As a result of the Franco-British war, she was unable to return to France, so she travelled throughout Great Britain and Ireland exhibiting her collection. For a time, it was displayed at the Lyceum Theatre. From 1831 she took a series of short leases on the "Baker Street Bazaar" (on the west side of Baker Street between Dorset Street and King Street) - which featured in the Druce Portland Case sequence of trials of 1898-1907. This became Tussaud's first permanent home in 1836."

Madame Tussauds

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