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Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2004, 11:21:11 PM »
I have to say that out of all of them, Maria looks VERY realistic---those eyes, the same rosy cheeks,same eyebrows, the same exact facial structure altogether!  It's like I'm looking at an actual picture of her!!!!!!  :o  Tatiana looks like your typical freaky deaky mannequin--she kind of gave me the heebie jeebies  :P  Olga looks somewhat realistic, more so than Tatiana, but seems not as beautiful as the real life Olga.  Anastasia is second after Maria as far as looking realistic, and Alexei and Nicky look fairly realistic as well.  I didn't see a close up of Alix though.
I'm scared to go to bed tonight though because Tatiana's wax sculpture reminds me of some horror movie revolving around sinister looking mannequins who come to life and go on a killing rampage.  Hope I don't have nightmares. . .  ::)

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« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2004, 11:42:15 PM »
Haha, I feel the same way Michelle!! :) ;)

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« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2004, 03:16:20 AM »
The mannequin of Nikolai Alexandrovich looks like the actor that played Dr Botkin in N+A.


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Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2004, 04:19:56 PM »
Saint-Petresburg:

Nicholas II and Peter I


Alexei and Alexei (!), the sons of the previous

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« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2004, 04:21:57 PM »
Alexander III


Nicholas

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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2004, 04:23:41 PM »
Nicholas & Alexei


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Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2004, 05:03:32 PM »
Thanks for the pics, some are very good and some are not so good but all interesting! There are wax figures of Yussoupov and Rasputin in the Moika basement murder room, and also Felix and Dmitri somewhere on the Nevsky according to the book "Flight of the Romanovs."

Check out the height difference in the Nicholas/Peter the Great pic! That is about accurate, 5'7" vs. 6'5"! Now we know how he felt standing next to Nikolasha at 6'6"!
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« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2004, 05:10:19 PM »
Thanks for posting those pictures of the wax sculptures. Weird and goofy, but true, I enjoy that kinda silly stuff.

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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2004, 10:37:52 PM »
Holy cow! Peter the Great makes Nicky look like a pipsqueak!  :o  The picture of Alexei and Alexei looks weird--a huge scuzzy sinister looking man with an innocent looking little boy on his lap--it just doesn't look right, like the big one's waiting for the right moment to abduct the little one.  ::)  I must say they did a very good job on Alexei (Nikolaevich).

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« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2004, 04:00:14 AM »
From the Moika Palace:






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Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2004, 09:36:54 AM »
I am very glad to see these pictures, thank you for sharing them. However, I think they look pretty tacky !
Madame T's in London has a Romanov family exhibit which comes out periodically. I think probably when there is sufficient interest. I have not seen it in years but I recall it being rather decent, as these things go.
So that is the infammous FP show ! Is it stll there? I heard it had been taken down while renovations were going on. Other than the figures looking tacky, the room does not look like they had more monsy than good [to me at least]. Are these supposed to be original furnishings ? Period taste I suppose.
Anyway, thanks for sharing,
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« Reply #41 on: August 01, 2004, 10:30:25 AM »
Yikes!!!

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Re: Dolls, wax figures, busts etc of NAOTMAA
« Reply #42 on: August 01, 2004, 02:00:39 PM »
  :o   There is something almost distressing about Peter the Great putting a hand on the Tsar-Martyr's shoulder, or innocent St. Alexei sitting on the knee of Alexei Petrovich - 'You see, Alyoshenka, there was no way I could stand up to my father....' is not what I see him saying.

I did almost like the rendition of Nicholas carrying his son (almost true to the situation down to a paralyzed leg), but I'd rather see that pose on an icon than done in wax.  Wax is eerie.

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« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2004, 02:57:56 PM »
Off subject, exactly where did Nicholas get his shortness from? Was it his mother???

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« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2004, 03:21:12 PM »
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Off subject, exactly where did Nicholas get his shortness from? Was it his mother???


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