Monster Kid Magazine #2
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Karloff's Last Act
Monsters That Never Were
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You Waxed For It!
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You Waxed For It!


Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi will never truly die. The classic characters they brought to life have survived far beyond the actors' lifespans and are now part of horror history. However, fans passing through the gates of the Universal Studios theme park recently may have thought that the two literally were immortal and had returned to the place where they had gained their original fame. In reality, the amazing figures causing the double-takes were wax replicas of the great actors as Universal's classic monsters. No, they were not created by the mad Professor Jarrod for his House of Wax, but are the work of the master artists and craftmen at Madame Tussaud's. The images of Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and The Mummy have been painstakingly (or pain-stakingly in Dracula's case) recreated exactly as they appeared in the original Universal Pictures from the early '30s.

Bob and Kathy Burns went to the official unveiling of the parrafin pair'a fiends at Universal Studios Hollywood where they were on temporary display. They are now being moved (possibly by Chick Young and Wilber Grey?) to their permanent home at Madade Tussaud's Wax Museum in New York just in time for Halloween. Special thanks to shuddery shutterbug Kathy Burns for allowing Monster Kid to bring you these exclusive photos.




Karloff and Lugosi
return in their most
famous roles through
these incredibly
life-like figures.


Lugosi lurks again as Count Waxula. The only thing that fears the sun more than a vampire... is a wax vampire! How about a little shade, guys?



Boris Karloff times two. Another classic Karloff character, Imhotep was also recreated in wax. Sacred Scrolls of Life are not allowed in the vacinity of this figure.




Sara Karloff and Bela G. Lugosi admire the amazing new wax images of their famous fathers.


Monster meets Monster Kid. Bob Burns, one of the original Monster Kids, would surely like to add this item to his famous collection. The security guards at the exhibit were told to keep a close eye on this guy.

All photographs on this page courtesy of Kathy Burns.

For photos of the creation of these wax miracles, click here.

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