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“What a place!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Hollywood Museum

The Hollywood Museum
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Ranked #39 of 536 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: 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.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“What a place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

It is one of the best and most atmospheric museums we have ever visited, situated in the old Max Factor building. You can see the room where Marilyn Monroe became a platinum blonde and spend ages looking at film star memorabilia. We spent about 3 hours in there.

Visited April 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We chose this option under out "City Pass" over the Dolby Theatre tour and regretted it. The hostess at the desk was rude and the museum was very musty (not good for someone with allergies). The collection was not as expected, more pictures than actual exhibits. They have a "freight elevator" and when asked about using it, the hostess responded "it's very hard to operate but I can find someone to operate it for if you really want" in a negative tone. Therefore, we took the stairs. I would not visit again.

Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Please Dust Marilyn's Car!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

This place is a bit on the funky/quirky side but I have to admit I enjoyed it. It's crammed full of props, costumes, photos, and STUFF. A real classic movie buff would be fascinated. They need to clean it up a bit, though. I would suggest a bit more interactive displays with short film clips or docents to tell the stories about the displays. I enjoyed learning about Max Factor's critical role in the movie business. The museum fits into the whole Hollywood Blvd ambiance.

Visited April 2013
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Thank you visiting The Hollywood Museum. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We will also take your suggestions and feedback into consideration. We hope to have you again!
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EL PASO, TEXAS
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“a must-see while in Hollywood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

I liked all the stuff displayed, there were both current and classic hollywood movie and tv apparell, accessories, etc. I thought it might be lame, but it was actually very interesting and cool to see from christopher reeve's superman outfit to betty davis' shoes and purse to scary character costumes in the basement (it was like a haunted house setting), everything was well worth it, and the lady at the front desk was super nice.

Visited April 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Worth the visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

This was a very interesting museum. Learning about Max Factor was neat. It was amazing how he invented and affected society. I would certainly take time to watch the movie in the small theater. 15-20 minutes but well done.

The upstairs had some amazing history and memorabilia. Spend about 1-2 hours for the whole visit. Use the Go card and get free admission.

Visited March 2013
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