Madame Tussaud’s – A Souvenir Brochure from the 1930s
When I saw Pete Berthoud’s recent blog post reproducing a review of Madame Tussaud’s from the 1880s this prompted me to look out a Souvenir Brochure from the very same place that I had acquired from a charity shop a few years ago.
The brochure isn’t dated but it was produced sometime between 1928 to 1935. The first Madame Tussaud’s was in Baker Street until 1884 when it moved to Marylebone Road. In 1925 it unfortunately burned down but was reopened 3 years later in 1928. The brochure’s Foreword comments on the fire in the third paragraph from the bottom.
The next plate refers to “His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales” who later became Edward VIII and we all know what happened to him.
On this occasion the last set shows “Madame Tussaud the Foundress of the Exhibition” standing next to The Sleeping Beauty.