If you enjoy anything Hollywood, you will love scheduling a visit to the Hollywood Museum. The museum curates over 10,000 items spanning over 100 years of Hollywood history.
From unique props to vivid costumes to old film equipment, it’s a fun place to visit for all ages.
The Hollywood Museum is located in the Max Factor building, a four-story structure that was home the make-up artist Max Factor. It is within the private salons that Marilyn Monroe became a blonde and Lucille Ball got her famous red locks.
Viewing the various make-up areas and the room is part of the Hollywood Museum experience.
Hollywood is, of course, the home of many things star and motion picture related. Making movies is so much more than handsome actors, beautiful actresses, cute kids and awesome scripts.
There exists a whole business behind the business of making movies. While many get caught up in the movie itself, there are people who are fascinated by the extra stuff such as the props, the costumes, the lighting, the sound and more. They have an eye for detail and continuity. The Hollywood Museum has an amazing collection of props.
So, what kinds of things can you expect to see at the museum? How about famous costumes were worn by actors, such as the million dollar dress worn by Marilyn Monroe, Rocky’s boxing gloves and even Elvis Presley’s bathrobe.
The lower level of the museum is dedicated to all things creepy, for example, the jail from Silence of the Lambs with Hannibal Lector. You can see other spooky and cult film features like mummies and Frankenstein and his bride.
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Props are extremely important to the making of a movie. At the Hollywood Museum, you can see props that were used only in certain movies which you might identify immediately such as the swing from Moulin Rouge and the whip from the Indiana Jones movies. Additionally, you might see some basic ones that have been used and are now retired to the museum.
Movie scripts are on display as are assorted vintage memorabilia from movies. Old photography and movie making equipment are even displayed in the museum. If ever you thought a museum was boring and stuffy, one visit to the Hollywood Museum will quickly change your way of thinking.
In addition to the permanent items on display, the Hollywood Museum rotates exhibits around certain themes. Such exhibits include a salute to TV memories, a Marilyn Monroe exhibit and a holiday specific exhibit. The fact that things change is a great reason to return to the museum.
Guided tours can be booked in advance and there are a few options, available. You can select the docent tour, the VIP tour or the Founder tour.
The Hollywood Museum is a fun and educational place for a school field trip. Children do relate well to the material and exhibits and while having a lot of fun, they can learn a great deal
If you are a teacher or a room parent and wish to share this fun adventure with your class, contact the Museum by email and they will respond promptly and assist you in scheduling your field trip.
The Hollywood Museum is a grand place to plan an event, personal or corporate. It would certainly stand out among the other events your friends or coworkers have attended this year, to be sure.
Their facility/ballroom is amazing and their recommended caterer, with over 30 years of experience shines like the stars that are around him, here at the Hollywood Museum.
Where is the Hollywood Museum
The museum is currently open from 10 AM to 5 PM, Wednesday through Sunday. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, students, and children.
Paid parking is located adjacent to the museum and a reduced parking rate is provided for museum visitors.
You can extend your visit to Hollywood by meandering along the Hollywood Walk of Fame where you can find over 2,400 stars commemorating greats in the entertainment industry.Directions: The Hollywood Museum is located at 1660 North Highland Avenue in Los Angeles. From Highway 101 take the North Highland exit and go west.