Overheard at Lem's:
MamaM said...I first learned about Tussauds as a boy on the back of comic book covers. Remember this from the fabulous 1960's?
Madame Tussaud's Chamber of Horrors, visited in London when I was eleven, left an indelible impression on me.
Seeing, hearing, knowing what humans were capable of doing to each other was truly horrifying and beyond my imagination at that time. Still is, come to think of it.
The model was made and sold by Aurora Plastics Corp out of New York. The kit appeared on shelves in 1964, was wildly popular, but was subsequently banned. A reissue of the kit appeared in the 1990s. Aurora had planned a series of model kits, including Hangin' Tree.
Evi L. Bloggerlady reminds us that Marie Antoinette was guillotined exactly 223 years ago.