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Madame Tussauds NY Wax Museum

- In the Galleries and Museums

Madame Tussauds NY Wax Museum
234 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Museum Introduction

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
March 22, 2005

Did you know that there is an exciting new experience awaiting you, right in the heart of Times Square, open every day and night, even Holidays, blizzards, and hurricanes? Itís Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, an elegant, interactive experience, where you lose sight of reality and fantasy and actually feel like you are in the presence of Dorothy Parker of Algonquin Hotel Fame, Elvis Presley, Larry King, and Jennifer Lopez, not to mention The Beatles, Abraham Lincoln, and Jodi Foster! In fact, you can touch the life-like wax figures, photograph them at will (See First Photo Series Below), eat at a cafť table with Woody Allen, and more. There is a live Chamber of Horrors (I and my guest were screaming!), a real TV weather map with Al Roker, real microphones with instant media technology, a NY Yankees baseball room, where you can play ball with Derek Jeter, and a song and dance experience with American Idol.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museums are of international fame, with additional museums in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Las Vegas. Madame Tussauds NY is divided into inviting and spacious galleries, with white columns and painted ceilings, so that many of the political and cultural icons of past and present, such as President and Mrs. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, and The Pope, are represented in a very large circle, some seated and some standing. There are pop culture galleries, Hollywood and Broadway galleries, and even a healthy/fast food combo snack area and unique gift shop. If youíre looking for just the right I Love Lucy Bag or Elvis Presley mug, Madame Tussauds is the place to shop. In fact, all the galleries are children and senior friendly, nothing over the top (except the Chamber of Horrors, see above), with touchable figures and easy to find signs that label the figureís likeness and brief bio.

Madame Tussauds NY is an educational experience, where you can learn and SEE the details of the September 11, 2001 tragedy (with video) and figures of the firemen and Mayor Giuliani, the details of outer space events, the details of American war history, and learn about national and international leaders, scientists, writers, musicians, ice dancers, film stars, theatrical stars, and news media giants. See below for the first few lifelike wax figures found in the galleries and interactive rooms at Madame Tussauds NY. By the way, if youíre planning a special event, there is even an enormous, carpeted party room for dancing, catered dining, cultural conferences, or any event that might be enhanced with a few of your favorite, lifelike wax figures!

A Tussauds Captain
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Tony Bennett
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Jennifer Lopez
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Julia Roberts
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Ivana Trump
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Barbara Walters and Dan Rather
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Ted Turner and Donald Trump
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Oprah Winfrey
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Larry King
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at