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Barack Obama is coming to Fresno on Wednesday … kinda


At least his wax likeness is. Wax figures of Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Lucille Ball and Bruce Willis (as John McClane) will be on display Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m in the Bankers Ballroom (aka the old Security Bank Building) .

All four (valued at $300K each) are from the Madame Tussauds collection. The famed wax collectors are taking their celebs on tour around California to promote their Hollywood location, which is scheduled to open Aug. 1.

The event is free. The public can come in, look at the figures and take pictures. It’s happening in conjunction with Market on the Mall, which happens Wednesday and Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Responses to "Barack Obama is coming to Fresno on Wednesday … kinda"

Chase Sanborn says:

Not that I’m waxing nostalgic, but I recall the attraction at M.T.’s in London is, gulp, Amy Winehouse.(git offa da floor, H!) She’s actually alive inside her mold, huffing the paraffin fumes.

jessica says:

is it bad that i am more excited to see the jlo wax figure than the obama one? lol

pk says:

from what I have seen of the Obama figure, it looks much more like the Obama impersonator Pete Pharoh–

and….why go to the Hollywood location…just go to the Grove…!

Bino Escobar says:

How come we only have an hour?

bradley says:

wax figurines.

really now.