Born in 1760/1761 Marie Grosholtz grew up in the home of Dr. Philippe Curtius where her mother worked as a housekeeper. In France Dr. Curtius became famous for his skillful figures made of what substance?
Under Dr. Curtius' artistic training Marie Grosholtz became masterful at creating lifelike figures. In fact, when only nineteen years old she received an invitation from Versailles to teach modelling to which member(s) of the royal family?
While working with Dr. Curtius during the French Revolution, which of the following activities did Marie Grosholtz perform?
Marie Grosholtz met many of the leading artists, philosophers, and politicians both in her professional capacity and in social situations - including Dr. Curtius' dinner parties. According to her memoirs, which of the following encounters occurred?
Marie Grosholtz, her mother, and an aunt were denounced as royalists while Dr. Curtius was out of the country. In her memoirs, she recalled that the internment cell at La Force Prison held twenty or more women including one that was soon to become a historical icon. Which of these was it?
In 1794, Dr. Curtius died leaving Marie with a legacy of three valuable properties including the Boulevard du Temple waxworks and its contents. However, financial difficulties evenutally led the now married Marie Grosholtz Tussaud to take which of the following measure(s) to secure financial stability?
Madame Marie Tussaud's exhibition was very popular while touring countries such as England, Scotland, and Ireland. Although there were existing waxworks in these countries, what gave Marie an advantage in the market?
The Chamber of Horrors became famous for its realistic representations of criminals and, in some cases, their victims. What especially grisly souvenier of the French Revolution was Marie Tussaud able to procure for display?
In 1836, after 27 years of touring, Madame Tussaud (now 75 years old) decided to establish a permanent wax museum location. Fulfilling a desire to leave a legacy for her children, Madame Tussaud and Sons' Exhibition on Baker Street opened in which well known location?
Madame Marie Tussaud established one of the most successful entertainment venues in history. In 2006 it was estimated that over 200 million visitors had viewed her waxworks. Wax museums bearing her name are not only found in London, but in which of the following cities?
Madame Marie Tussaud