MEDIA RELATIONS: Orange County Register, Premier Exhibitions Inc.

Bodies and Titanic exhibits to stick around until April

By: Lou Ponsi, Orange County Register

BUENA PARK — Two popular exhibits, originally scheduled to vacate the former Movieland Wax Museum last week, will stay put for at least four more months.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and BODIES…The Exhibition were going to make way for a 54,000-square-foot attraction anchored by a 17,000-square-foot butterfly and hummingbird atrium.

One of the human figures that are on display at the new Bodies and Titanic exhibits, opening at the site of the former Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park was show in an running position.   ///ADDITIONAL INFO .01.bodiestitanicopening.0801.mg- 07/25/2013  - Photo by MICHAEL GOULDING,THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - Additional info, CQs, and keywords for searching: This is a preview of the new Bodies and Titanic exhibits, opening Aug. 1 at the site of the former Movieland Wax Museum. We are getting a personal tour of both exhibits before they open. This is expected to be the cover centerpiece of the daily's Go and Do section for Aug. 1.at the new Bodies and Titanic exhibits, opening at the site of the former Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park. ///ADDITIONAL INFO .01.bodiestitanicopening.0801.mg- 07/25/2013  - Photo by MICHAEL GOULDING,THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - Additional info, CQs, and keywords for searching: This is a preview of the new Bodies and Titanic exhibits, opening Aug. 1 at the site of the former Movieland Wax Museum. We are getting a personal tour of both exhibits before they open. This is expected to be the cover centerpiece of the daily's Go and Do section for Aug. 1.

One of the human figures that are on display at the new Bodies and Titanic exhibits, opening at the site of the former Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park was show in an running position.
Photo by MICHAEL GOULDING, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

With the various approvals taking longer than expected for the new owner, Butterfly Pavilion, city officials contacted Premier Exhibitions, which owns the Bodies and Titanic exhibits, and invited them to stay through April 17, said Ruben Lopez, Buena Park’s economic development administrator.

The city is selling the property for $2.5 million to Butterfly Pavilion.

Premier has Bodies and Titanic exhibits elsewhere in the country, but the Buena Park venues have been the most popular, particularly with medical students and other educational groups, said Kelsey Duckett, spokeswoman for Premier.

“We definitely did not want to leave in the first place,” Duckett said.

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MEDIA RELATIONS: ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, Harbor Barber

A BARBER BY DAY, MORTICIAN BY NIGHT: THIS HUNTINGTON BEACH SHOP OWNER LIKES WORKING WITH BODIES, BOTH DEAD AND ALIVE

By: Greg Mellen, Orange County Register

When one steps into the Harbor Barber barbershop in Huntington Beach, it’s a little like stepping out of time. nsmxot-b88471087z.120150805173432000g4rb5ng7.10

The walls are covered with all manner of old-timey art, along with vintage leather strops for sharpening razors. There’s a barber pole in a corner. The air is redolent with the smell of lavender-scented hot towels. The clic

It is as authentic an American barbershop as you could find.

But then there’s the guy in the corner – a skeleton in a chair with an Elvis pompadour and handlebar mustache. And that tells you, not all in the shop is necessarily what you think.

Greg Krupa, 38, the proprietor of the shop, has an interesting second job. When not clipping hair and shaving the living, he performs the same services on-call for the dead as a licensed embalmer and mortician.

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