Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio headlined an event at San Francisco’s Fisherman's Wharf on Wednesday without saying a word.
The silent leading men and pop star Rihanna were part of a sneak preview for the new Madame Tussauds wax attraction in San Francisco.
The attraction is taking over the former San Francisco Wax Museum building on Jefferson Street. The museum had been entertaining tourists since 1963. It closed its doors last August.
“What really makes this a unique Madame Tussauds: 35 percent of the figures are from the San Francisco Bay Area or people, like Mark Zuckerberg, who have moved to Bay Area to make their mark on the world,” Madame Tussauds’ Lauren Fahrer said.
Madame Tussauds is yet to announce which Bay Area celebrities will be included in its "Spirit of San Francisco" room. On its website, Madame Tussauds only hints at which SF stars might be enshrined in wax:
"After a very special welcome for a local icon you will marvel at grafitti from a local artist as well as become a participant in a triumphant campaign for equal rights.
"As you follow the winding path of Lombard Street you end up outside the Sentinel Building home to a certain director's movie production company. The man himself is waiting for you outside with his latest film script in hand; perhaps he has you in mind for the leading role!
"A short distance away you can hear the faint sounds of music and smell burning campfires. As you investigate closer you step into a living breathing festival. Jump on the main stage and jam with a music legend."
Madame Tussauds opens its San Francisco location to the public on June 26.
The doors of the original wax museum now known as Madame Tussauds first opened in London in the early 19th century, after its founder Marie Tussaud first began creating wax figures of the likes of Ben Franklin and Voltaire.
The museum has since opened branches in major cities worldwide, displaying wax renditions of world leaders, celebrities and its founder herself.