Walkers Tussauds Photo Gallery 3


This 1983 photograph shows Elizabeth Walker alongside a penny slot machine. Brian Walker possessed an extensive collection of penny arcadia which was placed in special non-permanent exhibitions; a large proportion of it was later sold to Spain and the USA. Photograph: Wes Walker


In 1980, Brian Walker was one of the team involved in opening up a waxworks attraction in the cellars beneath the London Palladium. There had been decision-making hold-ups preventing all the elements of the brochure from coming together; the pamphlet went ahead with all the wax model work represented by paintings. Click on the image for a larger view, and to view inside the brochure, click here. Photograph: Wes Walker


From Walkers Tussauds Palladium Cellars scrapbook. The scrapbook shows Lord Grade and Walkers Tussauds' models of EG Robinson and Dr Jekyll in 1980. Lord Grade's companies - ACC, Stoll-Moss, Bermans & Nathans and Pye - were all assembled behind the Palladium Cellars project. From this the characters and stars from his ITC films and shows were all made available to be exclusively captured by Walkers Tussauds in their Blackpool exhibition of the 1980s and 1990s. Palladium Cellars was operated by Michael Cerreras' Presentations Unlimited Ltd - a company described by Wes Walker as one "very similar in outlook to that of ours". Click on photograph for a larger view.  Photograph: Wes Walker


Walkers Tussauds werewolf, based on Oliver Reed in 'Curse of the Werewolf', pictured in 1979. It appeared shaking cell bars at Walkers Tussauds Blackpool exhibition, as well as in Leeds at Christmastime and also in the Palkladium Cellars. A similar model was used in the Bridlington waxworks, but this was a later model with an obscured bare back! Photograph: Wes Walker


Brian Walker opened a new exhibition - called 'Record Breaking Humans' - at Filey Butlin's in 1986. Butlin's had actually closed at the end of the 1983 season and had reopened as Amtree Park in 1986. Sadly Amtree Park was to close after only six weeks. This article was on the front page of the Yorkshire Post on 13 May 1986. Click on image for a slightly larger view and click here to view the front page of a souvenir booklet of the Walkers Tussauds exhibition. Photograph: Wes Walker


Brian Walker working on the Ra Antef model (Ra Antef is the Egyptian Pharoah from the 1965 film 'Curse of the Mummy's Tomb') at the Bridlington waxworks in 1985. Photograph: Wes Walker

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