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Hollywood Museum, Los Angeles

Hollywood Museum, Los Angeles (must see)

The Hollywood Museum is a fascinating place to learn about the “Dream Factory”, from its beginnings to the present day.

The museum is located on Highland Avenue and is housed in the Max Factor Building. The exhibitions cover 35,000 square feet, spread out over four floors, but for all that the place is filled to overflowing with clothes, art designs, sets, make-up, and special effects.

The entrance foyer has kept its original Art Deco style, with white and rose marble, chandeliers and antique furniture, delicately adorned in gold and silver leaf. On this floor is the exhibition of Max Factor’s make-up studio and a black and white photo gallery with over 1000 photos of stars from the silent movies to the present and stills from films such as "The Planet of the Apes" (original version) and "Jurassic Park".

The basement was once a speakeasy during the Prohibition and a bowling alley. Today it is the “Chamber of Horrors” with a replica of the stage set from the film "The Silence of the Lambs". It is rather creepy, as it features the cell corridor Judy Foster walked along to reach Hannibal Lecter’s cell, in which you can see props from the film and the gruesome mask Hannibal was made to wear.

The first and second floors are given over to historical and modern costumes, souvenirs donated by the great stars, movie advertising posters, props, another photo gallery, an example of the 1st Technicolor film and a Roman bed that was used in “Gladiator”.

Why You Should Visit:
Looks like the most touristy of attractions, but if you love movies, this is a treasure of real costumes, props, and memorabilia.
Definitely not geared for very young children, but adults and teens will enjoy it.

Tip:
Talk to the staff! Many have worked in the business and have great stories to tell.

Opening Hours:
Wed-Sun: 10am–5pm

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Sight Name: Hollywood Museum
Sight Location: Los Angeles, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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