Madame Tussauds
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Dueling wax museums on Hollywood Boulevard

Madame Tussauds
A wax figure of Angelina Jolie, right, at Madame Tussauds is posed next to a photograph of Jolie as she is seen in wax at the Hollywood Wax Museum. The display is part of a marketing effort by Madame Tussauds.
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Hollywood Wax Museum
Isaac and Olivia Yang sit next to a wax figure of Tom Hanks as film character Forrest Gump at the Hollywood Wax Museum.
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Madame Tussauds
Emma Novak of Winnipeg, Canada, poses alongside a wax figure of President Obama in a mock Oval Office at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. The museum’s figures are created by a team in London.
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Hollywood Wax Museum
Displays at the Hollywood Wax Museum include this one of Lucille Ball. The wax figure has faced criticism.
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Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds Hollywood general manager Colin Thomas poses alonside wax figures of the Beatles. As part of the museum’s marketing campaign against the Hollywood Wax Museum, it is putting up posters in its lobby, citing negative online reviews of the Hollywood Wax Museum next to positive reviews for Madame Tussauds.
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Hollywood Wax Museum
Tej Sundher, whose grandfather opened the Hollywood Wax Museum in 1965, says he isn’t fazed by Madame Tussauds’ sniping. He said his tickets, priced at $15.95, offer visitors good value for their money. And while he admits his museum doesn’t have the cachet of his internationally famous rival, he said his wax figures can hold their own.
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