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“Definitely worth a visit”

The Hollywood Museum
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$85.00*
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$72.00*
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Ranked #47 of 577 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.
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Housed in the old Maxfactor building and full of some great memorabilia. Two make up rooms still exist, one of which was used by Marilyn Monroe herself. The museum is also home to one of the 2 remaining pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz (when I was there at least!)

Other than that there is history of the Oscars and Hollywood walk of fame as well as costumes and a Chevrolet used by Marilyn Monroe. The history of the building itself is impressive and with it being good value to get in don't miss it out if you are in the Hollywood area. I discovered it late in the day and could have spent much longer exploring it than I had time for.

Thank Natalie L
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Bldg Nostalgia fix!

The museum is housed in the original Max Factor building, awesome Art Deco architecture. To me this probably was the most interesting part of the museum.

Two Make-up Rooms still exist one where Lucille Ball became a gorgeous redhead & the other where Marilyn Monroe found blondes have more fun. They have original furnishings and of course LOTS of Max Factor makeup and stories.

Loretta Young was the special display which I enjoyed. However, amidst her display was a bike and outfit of Pee Wee Herman - WOW - who allowed that disgusting display next to a lady of her grace and glamour???

I would not begin to suggest this as must see Hollywood - somewhat stuffy and did not appear quite professionally planned or maintained. However, if old movies and movie stars are your passion - you may find the $15 ticket price well spent. There is an online offer BOGO.

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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.

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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.

Thank CathyA29
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

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.

Thank kinwa
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