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The Hollywood Museum, Los Angeles

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See more than 10,000 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia at The Hollywood Museum, including costumes, movie props, scripts, posters, and the personal possessions of various actors and actresses. Located in the former Max Factor building, where Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, and other film stars got their hair and makeup done, four floors of exhibits showcase the world's most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia. See costumes worn by superstars, such as Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, and Beyoncé, and look for props from movies including "Jaws," "Harry Potter," "Jurassic Park," and "The Flintstones." You can even visit horror-film sites, such as Hannibal Lecter's jail cell. Add The Hollywood Museum and other attractions to your Los Angeles trip itinerary using our Los Angeles trip planning website.
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  • Inside the historic Max Factor Building, the Hollywood Museum's rotating exhibits never disappoint. This four storey museum houses the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the...  more »
  • This is located right next to Hollywood Blvd in the historic Max Factor Building. Unfortunately it's currently closed due to the restrictions that the Mayor Garcetti has placed on the city. Tickets....  more »
  • Hollywood's hidden gem never fails to produce awesome exhibitions. The Hollywood Museum houses a collection of memorabilia from the history of American motion pictures and television. It is housed.....  more »
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  • This place is in the heart of it all but not crowded. First it is in the beautiful Art Deco Max Factor building. Make sure you check out the bathrooms - it is a stunning time warp. Tons of old props including the Batmobile and the Six Million Dollar Man/Bionic Woman stuff. Old superheros including Wonder Woman, fun horror stuff in the basement. They even have a pair of Dorothy's ruby red slippers. We spent about two hours in here and had a BLAST!
  • My kids loved the hometown funkiness of this museum. loved seeing how cheesy so many of the costumes and props are in real life. I loved the individual make-up rooms. It would be so fun if one of them was set up so a visitor might sit at the dressing table surrounded by powder puffs and hair brushes and red lipstick and pretend.
  • The old Max Factor Museum was featured on Visiting with Huell Howser. The old museum was much better. Max Factor, a Russian immigrant, pioneered screen make up for which he received a special Academy Award in 1929. He opened the Max Factor Hollywood Makeup Studio in 1928, where he taught Hollywood stars such as Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth, Claudette Colbert and Jean Harlow to enhance their appearance. Specially decorated rooms were designed to complement the patrons' complexions and hair colors. Architect S. Charles Lee designed a remodel of the Art Deco building in 1935.
  • One of the best attractions is Hollywood! So many things to see. Covers classic and more modern TV and movies. Worth $15. Don't waste your money on the Guinness Book of Records or Hollywood Wax Museum (Madame Tussauds is the best wax museum). Definitely go to this museum. Lots for all ages to see. Kids will love it too.
  • Super fun place! The old building is cool on it's own.

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