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The Hollywood Museum

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Address: 1660 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6121
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10:00 - 17:00
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The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood located in the...

The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood located in the Historic Max Factor Building, spotlights the Legends of Hollywood with the most extensive collection of authentic Hollywood memorabilia in the World. The museum features four floors of breathtaking exhibits and is the home of more than 10,000 authentic Showbiz Treasures, one-of-a-kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts and vintage collectibles from favorite movies and TV shows. The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Lots to see! Loved it!

This museum is in the old Max Factor Building on Highland Ave. in the heart of Hollywood. It's a self-guided tour with oh so much to see. It really can't be done in one visit if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MaryLouise H
Fullerton, California
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Fullerton, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is in the old Max Factor Building on Highland Ave. in the heart of Hollywood. It's a self-guided tour with oh so much to see. It really can't be done in one visit if you are interested in old Hollywood and the stars of her heyday. I focused on the Max Factor history which is incredibly interesting. Max... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Max Factor - There's a lot more to it than just a brand name for cosmetics. This museum is in the historic Max Factor building, and highlights (among other things) the development of cosmetics as used in the film and TV industries. Why this mattered is that as the technology of movie film, lighting, and cameras changed and advanced, it... More 

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Goderich, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is housed in the historic Max Factor building. The main floor is given over to the various makeup rooms, with a section devoted to science fiction and another full of pictures and autographs. The basement is full of monsters (with a few random films thrown in the mix like Master and Commander and Alexander). The top two floors... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were wandering around the touristic part of Hollywood when we spotted this place. Since we like quirky little museums, we went in and were glad we did. It's the old Max Factor building, and you start out learning a lot about the modern evolution of makeup, which is more interesting than you'd think. See the different rooms decorated to... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located on the Hollywood Boulevard and has 3 floors of artefacts related to Hollywood primarily the props and the costumes used in movies. We not being such being movie buffs found it very uninteresting. Can we worth a visit if you are interested in looking at pieces used in the movies

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking through the displays. Good activity for a family as you have time - taking tours etc.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Over four colourful floors, you will discover a wide range of fascinating memorabilia – from a genuine Silence of the Lambs set to the genie bottle from I Dream of Jeannie! This museum is stuffed full of artefacts and costumes – everywhere you look is another amazing or odd surprise. The museum is located in the Max Factor Building, and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This place is very chill and the woman who operates it is friendly, knowledgable and not some crazy Hollywood cook. She is just into Hollywood stuff and transmits that with her enthusiasm. She also let us store our luggage in a closet while we walked around. How nice! The stuff you get to see about make-up and the history of... More 

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the coolest things we did in Hollywood. Well worth the cost of admission. Great collections of costumes, props and autographs. I thought is was cool to see autographs from Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and others from old timey Hollywood. The horror collection in the basement was spooky. Pieces from classics to new stuff. If you're in... More 

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

So sad to say this museum has run its course. They need to redo almost everything or close the doors. They have really neat collections of autographs and makeup from old movie stars! Literally whole rooms dedicated to ... Autographs in frames and make-up used on famous dead people! Most things are just so old that even a dad in... More 

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Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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