Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Just the Wax, Ma'am

Each figure is not what it seems
The sculptor has gone to extremes
His horrible acts
are covered in wax
Which causes some fabulous screams

Fay Wray and Glenda Farrell scream in the new year in Mystery of the Wax Museum (Michael Curtiz, 1933), and in glorious two-strip Technicolor yet. There didn't seem to any reason to set it over New Year's--except perhaps to give Farrell's wisecracking reporter a constant hangover.

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