Jesus Christ & The Beatles Help Raise $500,000 At Waxworks Auction
JESUS CHRIST and his disciples, THE BEATLES and MICHELLE PFEIFFER have been sold off in a bizarre California waxworks auction.
Profiles In History bosses were asked to help Hollywood Wax Museum clear out old displays - by selling off eerie doubles to the highest bidder.
And the recession failed to stop fans from digging deep to acquire waxworks of their heroes and heroines - the auction brought in close to $500,000 (£333,300).
The Last Supper models fetched over $15,000 (£10 million) when they went under the hammer as one item at the big sale last week (01May09), while The Beatles were for sale at $12,980 (£8,650).
Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman from the Batman Returns film fetched $8,260 (£5,500) and Charlton Heston's Moses waxwork went under the hammer for just over $7,000 (£4,600).
Other sale highlights included the wax figures of the cast of M*A*S*H, W.C. Fields, Marilyn Monroe, Stevie Wonder, Sylvester Stallone as Rambo, Tom Cruise and two Titanic scenes featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.