A point of interest on the Lost Souls of Hollywood Boulevard GPS-guided audio walking tour.
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Madame Tussauds is a great place to stop on your way to the TCL Chinese Theatre, that is, if you’re not particularly creeped out by wax figurines of your favorite celebrities staring out at you. It first opened its doors in 2009, so there’s not a long history that’s typically fitting of ghost stories—but wax figurines, porcelain dolls and ventriloquist dummies all have a bit of a ghostly air about them. If you peek into the entrance as you walk by, you might catch a glimpse at the very lifelike figures of Marilyn Monroe or Vin Diesel, both of which are on display enticing visitors in the door.
But despite its lack of longstanding history, the Hollywood location of Madame Tussauds is supposedly haunted by moving figurines. Then there’s the sign that turns itself on and off, and occasionally unexplained music wafting down the halls long after it’s closed. Staff warn that you should keep an eye on the figurine of Bette Davis whose eyes are said to follow patrons as they wander the halls. And some even speculate that the ghost of Victor Killian wanders the halls.
But perhaps a museum trip is for another day, because it looks like we’re just about to reach our destination: the TCL Chinese Theatre. As you walk into the theatre courtyard, you’ll notice there are handprints and signatures etched into the ground—this has been a tradition since the theatre’s opening in 1927.
Well, alright, alright, alright. Not quite the same ring to it as when McConaughey says it, I know. I'm doing my best. Anyways, let's head east on Hollywood boulevard towards the big sign that says Graumans. When you get to the TCL Chinese Theatre, go ahead and walk into the courtyard. Your next tour stop awaits.
Lost Souls of Hollywood
This POI is featured on the Lost Souls of Hollywood Audio Walking Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.
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