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Want a wax James Dean? How about Marilyn Monroe?

09 April 2009
The Hollywood Wax Museum is offering wax representations of these and nearly 200 other celebrities at the first auction in its 44-year history, set for May 1.
Fans can bid on political figures, such as George Washington and Bill Clinton, and athletes like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. Musicians such as Cher, Stevie Wonder and the Fab Four will be available, along with TV and film stars including Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson, Will Smith and Charlie Chaplin.
The auction will be administered by Profiles in History and a portion of the profits will support efforts to preserve Hollywood's historic Walk of Fame.
Fans of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, the Beatles and Cher can now get their hands on their own life-sized models of the stars, as wax representations of the icons are going up for auction in May.
Executives at the Hollywood Wax Museum in Los Angeles are selling off the imitations along with nearly 200 other waxworks of celebrities including actors Stevie Wonder, Will Smith and Charlie Chaplin, sportspersons Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, and former US presidents Bill Clinton and George Washington, reports.

A portion of the profits from the Profiles in History sale will be used to help preserve Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
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