Writers in Wax

In 1927 the young Mexican cartoonist Luis Hidalgo, who previously had been contributing caricatures to Vanity Fair magazine, created a series of wax figurines portraying the creme de la crème of the literary world at that time.  The statuettes, including Emil Ludwig, W.E. Woodward and Eugene O’Neil, went on display in a store in New York, and then, seemingly, were forgotten.  Until, that is, writer Stephen Heller found out about them, and wrote about them on his Imprint blog.  And then Mike sent me the link.  And now you know too.

 

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