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The Hollywood Museum

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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...more
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1660 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6121
+1 323-464-7776
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our 1st day in Hollywood, I knew this was the place I wanted to visit the most. Why? Because there was this special exhibition for the BATMAN '66! I just couldn't wait to see everything, and I did! There is so much more to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HappyCATraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting my son in LA and there was I characteristic driving rain for 2 days. What to do? I found the Hollywood Museum on trip adviser. It is a little worn, and at first felt a little kitch but after 90 minutes our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mart49506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See 10,000 real showbiz treasures showcasing 100 years of Hollywood! The Hollywood Museum features 4 floors of exhibits and Hollywood memorabilia and is the most extensive collection in the world. See 100's of costumes on display including Marilyn Monroe, Harry Potter, Michael Jackson and more....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historic building houses such an extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia. My favourites were the makeup rooms of the gorgeous leading ladies of yesteryear and the horror section in the basement. The upper floor seemed a little disorganised with everything put together in one room,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NidhiC_12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is such a gem of history. You can spend days, lots of money but visit Max Factor and you'll see Hollywood history at it's best. It even has a reward after your time in the museum...Mel's diner is connected and it has the BEST...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wapenaz
Reviewed January 14, 2019

This Museum was the original headquarters for Max Factor, the legendary cosmetic icon for the Hollywood stars. This Museum is 3 stories of authentic artifacts and sets for both movies and television. This a "Don't Miss" in my opinion.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jeannem52
Reviewed December 28, 2018

I paid $15 admission fee. You get 3 floors of exhibits of movie and TV costumes, mock-ups, props, etc. The upper floors have so much stuff back to back that the exhibits come across as "clutter" more so than "showcase". So I get the vibe...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Kim G
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Take a walk down memory lane as you immerse yourself in 4 floors of Hollywood history. From Marilyn Monroe's Makeup to Hannibal Lecter's Cell, this museum has something for everyone. Located just off Hollywood Blvd, it is well woth the $15 entry cost. Best museum...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _makayla1618
Reviewed December 5, 2018

This museum is located in the old Max Factor building and as such it has a large display about make up used in film and television. Beyond that, there are many pieces of film and TV memorabilia on display over three floors including a couple...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eric W
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Looking for a place in LA to kill a few hours and stumbled across the Hollywood Museum. Glad we did. It was very enjoyable, entertaining, and interesting. Old building which has its own charm but the exhibits were great. Take a walk through movie and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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April 4, 2018|
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Response from J1245TSbarbaram | Reviewed this property |
We spent more time there the first time because we were there for an event. 90 minutes would have been enough time if no event
March 21, 2018|
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Response from BrettSOk68 | Reviewed this property |
Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm shut Mondays and Tuesdays if you called on there Monday or Tuesday that's most probably why there was no answer. Hope you enjoy it as I will be going back as there is so much to see lots of... More
Diane G
January 17, 2018|
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Response from RealDoubleM | Reviewed this property |
We generally stick with Metro. Hollywood & Highland Red Line station is nearby. Or as other have said, Uber, or the Hollywood & Highland garage.
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Breffni M
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Rough itinerary to consider please (11 Replies)
Hello, my husband and I are coming to LA on 28th May, we are staying at Orchid Suites for 7 nights then staying at The Georgian in Santa Monica from Saturday 4th June, which is our wedding anniversary until we fly back at 19:45 on Wednesday 8th June. We will be getting a TAP card to use public transport so I have planned by area. As LA is so huge some days may seem like we are not doing too much, but this is because I am unsure whether getting from A to B for certain times will be doable,...More
April 22, 2016|
Response fromHopSkipJump|
Keep in mind that the Flyaway bus runs only once per hour so the average 'wait time' is 30 minutes. Add to that, if you arrive at the International Terminal, the bus is apt to stop at terminals 4,5,6,7 and 8 before heading to Hollywood (those stops could add another 10 minutes or so). So, that's 40 minutes wasted. Then, when you arrive in Hollywood, the only stop the bus makes is adjacent to the W Hotel which is near the intersection of Hollywood Bl & Vine St -- about a mile from the...More
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The Japanese Garden or Ripleys BON! /Hollywood Musem? (6 Replies)
Hello All, Ill be in LA next month and had a bit of free time in between other things I have planned, wanted to know what your thoughts were on going to either The Japanese Garden in Van Nuys or Ripleys Believe or Not and the Hollywood Museum? Only have time for one and wanted to know which is best, I know they are contrasting styles for attractions but I can't decide, any help is appreciated! Thanks!
June 23, 2013|
Response fromElleBe_LA|
You're the only one who can answer that question, based on your own interests. They are very different - one is a serene garden, the other a kitsch tourist attraction.
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Hi to all First timers here to LA and we are trying to nail down some airbnb options for 2 nights in the city.I checked out the Forum topic on places to stay but need a bit more detail.West Hollywood is most attractive to us but I'm not sure how things vary from street to street etc. Silver Lake is an area with some options to stay which appeal but I don't have much real info on the neighbourhood or the Le Brea area. We're looking for somewhere very safe to stroll/walk to some sights or...More
February 22, 2016|
Response fromElleBe_LA|
As you're going with AirBnB, it's difficult to guide you, you would need to post specific properties you are considering. Generally, anything between Robertson and La Brea, and Wilshire and Sunset, are fine. It's a large area, but since you want to walk to things, be sure not to go into the hills, nor further south than Wilshire. Again, post the properties you are considering. Silverlake can be great, but it can also be kind of awful. It all depends on where.