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Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2004, 04:00:19 PM »
I would venture a guess and say Nicholas's small stature came from his mother. If you compare Nicholas and his cousin George, you can see not only that they look alike, they have the almost the same build and height.

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« Reply #46 on: August 02, 2004, 11:31:12 AM »
I have recently been told by a friend of mine, who works at the wax museum here in SF, that there is a re-creation of the murder scene at one of the Tussaud's museums. I have not been to the London one in years, but I do not think it is there, I most likely would have heard about that. [she said she would check for me, but we do not talk very often, more by chance than anything that we run into each other].
My guess is one of the Canadian ones. Anyone have any information on this ? Apparently these things get rotated amonst the various museums around the world.  This would most likely be in the de rigeur "chambre of Horrors"  part of any such place.  Sounds pretty greusome  to me. Also, most of these places do not allow photos inside, for obvious reasons, also obvious  the Russians are pretty loose in this regard & it shows !
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« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2004, 03:06:04 AM »
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« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2004, 02:01:07 PM »
Is anyone aware of an exhibit that actually portrays the murder? Some time ago maybe about 5 years, a woman from Brooklyn she was Russian was selling a copy of a photo from a museum exhibit. She has since been thrown off of ebay and other auction sites for nondelivery.

She even had a website where she was going to sell address labels and such of the Family.

I know there is a museum in Ekaterinburg I am wondering if this is where the exhibit is.

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« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2004, 03:45:31 PM »
I agree with Robert. I also think those wax works are all pretty tacky. But I also like such stuff, so thanks for putting the pictures here!

There's a Romanov exhibit at Mme. Tussaud's London? I've been several times. It was never on display when I was there  :'(. But my last visit was quite some time ago.

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« Reply #50 on: August 04, 2004, 06:00:57 AM »
The Tussaud's exhibits are always changing. Depends on who is in the news. Even the Princess of Wales comes & goes I think. I would imagine the last time the Romanovs were "on show" was during the dna story or the funeral. As I recall from some years ago, it is a re-creation of the famous family portrait that makes so many book covers. I remember being very impressed, but I was also very much younger then. Probaly leave me pretty cold now.
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« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2004, 06:34:34 AM »
from wax museum in st petersburg:


http://www.wax.ru/

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« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2004, 11:11:41 AM »
Lisa
:DThank You Thank you Thank you!!!!!

That is the photo of the Celler I was referring to previous.

Do you know if it is possible to purchase photographs or even an exhibit catalog from them?

Azrael again Thank You

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« Reply #53 on: August 12, 2004, 11:16:32 AM »
Actually, I don't know... But, they have an email, maybe you can aks them... ??? I've already seen the "wax-cellar" somewhere but I forgot where! If I remember, I will post it...

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« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2004, 03:41:44 PM »
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Word of advice. I just emailed the address on the website for contact and it was returned as undeliverable.

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Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2004, 07:56:36 PM »
I just visited the Moika Palace this spring and saw the basement room with the wax figures, very goofy!  ::)They would be so much better off without them!

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« Reply #56 on: November 06, 2004, 08:52:29 PM »
I recently spent a few days at my grandmother's house in North Carolina.  My grandmother is a huge porcelain doll collector and when I got there the first thing I noticed was a beautiful Alexandra doll standing on a marble table.  That night I noticed a doll in the room made by the same company with the name, "Lara, Legendary Russian Beauty."  I am probably just having a blonde moment but, does anyone know who this doll is supposed to represent?  I cannot think of a Lara off the top of my mind.

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« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2004, 09:02:09 PM »
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I recently spent a few days at my grandmother's house in North Carolina.  My grandmother is a huge porcelain doll collector and when I got there the first thing I noticed was a beautiful Alexandra doll standing on a marble table.  That night I noticed a doll in the room made by the same company with the name, "Lara, Legendary Russian Beauty."  I am probably just having a blonde moment but, does anyone know who this doll is supposed to represent?  I cannot think of a Lara off the top of my mind.



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« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2004, 09:13:41 PM »
no
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« Reply #59 on: November 06, 2004, 09:17:37 PM »
Oh!  I'm sorry!  I knew that I was being stupid, yes I have read the book before, it is somewhere on my bookshelf, lol I am an idiot.  ::)
Blow a kiss I run through air
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