And we're putting it on wax
April 14, 2004 7:31 AM   Subscribe

Have you ever wanted your very own wax museum? Who hasn't? Well, here's your chance:
The Country Music Wax Museum of the Stars is being auctioned on eBay.
posted by mikrophon (9 comments total)
forget iceland, that's what we should have gotten matt!
posted by armacy at 7:48 AM on April 14, 2004

Flattering likeness.
posted by sklero at 8:08 AM on April 14, 2004

This is going in my bedroom. Don't ask any questions.
posted by shinynewnick at 8:31 AM on April 14, 2004

Don't ask any questions.

Swear to provide no answers, and you've got a deal, snn.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:53 AM on April 14, 2004

Years ago, Neil Strauss had an article in the NYT about the wax figures. His description and the picture make me wonder if these ebay pictures are current. Also, last time I was in Nashville, I tried to get into the building where these figures were stored, but all the doors were locked. I wish I knew how to pick locks.
posted by toddst at 8:53 AM on April 14, 2004

Anyone else thinking of that Twilight Zone episode with the wax figures?
posted by dr_dank at 9:04 AM on April 14, 2004

According to a local newspaper article, if the seller doesn't get what he wants for the whole set, he's selling them off individually. That opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

Also, I was there just a few months ago, and all of those pictures are current. The lighting is really poor in the museum itself, so the flash photos bring out some details that might not be evident otherwise.
posted by mikrophon at 10:13 AM on April 14, 2004

Ooops, the article that I posted above (NYT article) is about a different wax museum of country music stars who are still in storage and not on the auction block. I want the Jimmie Rodgers wax figure!
posted by toddst at 11:06 AM on April 14, 2004

Wow, that's a great piece. All that stuff is gone now, I'm sure. There's a huge mixed-use commercial/residential development going up where the car museum used to be.

It's funny . . . on the north side of the road (Demonbreun, aka Music Row) there're all sorts of sports bars and and upscale pizza joints catering to the music business types and Belmont University crowd, on the south side of the street, it's just parking lots and empty buildings (an old Shoneys, an empty gift shop, the original location of the Hall of Fame.) It throws the transition of that side of town into sharp contrast.
posted by mikrophon at 1:28 PM on April 14, 2004

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