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The Hollywood Museum

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Address: 1660 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 323-464-7776
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Description: 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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Had so much fun here, there are numerous rooms you can go and explore independently with information available if wanted. I've now got an amazing memory and lots of fabulous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Had so much fun here, there are numerous rooms you can go and explore independently with information available if wanted. I've now got an amazing memory and lots of fabulous pictures!! I cannot remember if there is Wheelchair access... although I do remember falling down a huge flight of stairs (so check first!).

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Austin, Texas
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Eclectic museum in the heart of Hollywood. Lots of artifacts and in the basement the prison cell from Silence of the Lambs. I do not think there is an elevator so check with the office. Part of the GO LA pass program. Mel's dine is next door and connects to the museum

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Cinti ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My favorite thing we did in Hollywood. Kenneth Horn was our tour guide--great guy! He did makeup for films for over 30 years. He made the Jason mask!! SO many neat stories. You will not believe it but they have the exact set of Silence of the Lambs set. You get to walk into it! The have clothes and memorabilia... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Absolutely loved the Hollywood Museum - it's so quirky and interesting. Full of old Hollywood glamour bits and bobs and film memorabilia. From Marilyn Monroe exhibits to the creepy Hannibal Lecter basement set to Grey's Anatomy & Baywatch costumes - it's got all sorts to look at. The lady at the front desk was great! - loved her. The milkshakes... More 

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Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

my wife and I were recently in Hollywood from Australia and we decided to check out The Hollywood Museum from seeing it on the tv show.. The Treasure King... and it didn't disappoint.. quite an amazing collection of costumes and old movie props. As a wheelchair user, the staff made it so easy for me to get around the museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Housed in the old Max Factor (make-up artist to the stars) building, this 35,000 square foot 'non-profit' museum houses an extraordinary collection of historic Hollywood. The entire basement is dedicated to the history of horror. The Elvira and Dr. Hannibal Lecter exhibits were two of my favorites. The first, second, and third floors contain so much memorabilia, videos ,movies, and... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I decided to visit the museum due to the fact that I myself am a Marilyn Monroe fanatic. I loved seeing her original costumes, makeup, newspapers and original belongings. It was a delight to walk thru these hallways filled with Hollywoods history. Marilyn monroes black limo was a plus. The collection is absolutely amazing. Its a must see for old... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I really recommend visiting this museum. It has 4 levels of hollywood memorabilia that is really interesting to see. The front desk lady is amazing - to be honest the first time I walked past this place I thought she was a statue. Note - if you go on the hop on hop off bus you can get half price... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I really loved seeing some of the authentic costumes as well as props from some of the classics movie. If you are a movie buff you will love it.

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Cincinnati
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230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited here on our one day tour of Hollywood. Since my husband is a fan of old movies, I thought he would enjoy it. But, I have to say, I, too, found it very interesting. All the staff that we encountered, starting with the lady at the reception desk, were very friendly. Admission was $12. It is all self... More 

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Staying in Hollywood

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Hollywood
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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