City Paper is not for tourists
From Mark Segraves at WTOP:
He has already secured his place in history after FBI cameras caught him smoking crack cocaine, but now former “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry will live forever in wax.
A spokesperson for Barry says the former D.C. mayor will have a life-size sculpture of himself displayed at the new Madame Tussauds wax museum when their new D.C. location opens in October.
City Desk’s call to Madame Tussauds’ New York offices earlier today got an interesting response. An employee, asked to confirm rumors of the Mayor-for-Life’s paraffinized immortality, said, “They definitely are [including Barry], but we’re not releasing it yet.” After a 30-second wait and a “We aren’t positive on that,” CD got sent to a flack who’s yet to pass on a confirmation.