Miscellany: Mar. 19, 1928

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Melted Wax

Thirty years ago, rural visitors to Manhattan were careful to see the Eden Musée which, like Madame Tussaud's* in London and the Grévin in Paris, was a gallery of wax statues. The collection was at that time situated on 23rd Street; of late years, its patronage lessened but not destroyed, the Eden Musée has been located on Coney Island.

Last week a fire started in the Eden Musée. It began burning near Charlie Chaplin's effigy; the sad and funny little man subsided mournfully into smoking grease. The flames leaped from figure to figure, stroking their oily faces with a...

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