Behold the cinematic splendor of Hollywood as you peruse thousands of beloved items from Hollywood’s glitzy history, spread out on four floors and across 35,000 square feet. See 10,000 authentic shoebox treasures showcasing 100 years of Hollywood! including Rocky’s boxing gloves, Marilyn Monroe’s sexy dresses, Indiana Jones’ whip, Cary Grant’s Rolls-Royce, and so much more! The Hollywood Museum boasts the largest collection of costumes, props, and photographs anywhere in Hollywood, and a visit to Tinseltown wouldn’t be complete without checking this place out.
The Hollywood Museum has pieces to excite film-lovers of any genre and visitors from any generation. Here’s a look at what the museum has in store for you on each of its star-studded floors:
Ground Floor: After entering via the historic Hollywood-style plush pink lobby, you’ll move through to Max Factor’s restored make-up rooms, and then on to a vintage black and white photo gallery housing over 1,000 prints from film sets. You’ll also see Cary Grant’s “Roller”, memorabilia from Planet of the Apes and Jurassic Park, and then a sparkly tribute to Judy Garland and her famous “ruby slippers”.
Floors 2 & 3: Here you’ll find a lavish display of Hollywood’s most memorable costumes which will take you back to your favorite classic films, and you’ll also see the corresponding props and photos. You’ll see the earliest Technicolor film shot, a Roman bed from Gladiator, the dog from There’s Something about Mary, and the decked-out golden Cadillac from Dreamgirls!
The Lower Level: Once a speakeasy and bowling alley during Hollywood’s Prohibition days, this basement floor is now a resting place for Hollywood’s spookiest moments, including the jail cell corridor that Jodie Foster traversed in Silence of the Lambs. You’ll also see Dr. Lecter’s mask and cell, and other props from that film and others like it!
Additional museum favorites include the nostalgic Parisian swing from Moulin Rouge, a whole array of I Love Lucy memorabilia (watch how she turned into a redhead, and how Marilyn Monroe became a blonde!), Paris Hilton’s super-expensive party dresses, Elvis’ favorite bathrobe, and treasures from Star Trek and Jaws!
The Hollywood Museum is a real blast from the past, and keeps you immersed in the moments that made you laugh, cry, and beg for sequels throughout the decades. Housed in the beautiful Max Factor Building, visitors can really get a feel for the culture and vibe of the city that makes the big-screen magic and walk away with a stronger love for that classic American institution—the movie!
Getting InRedeem your pass at the ticketing desk at the entry of the museum. Remember that the museum is not open on Mondays or Tuesdays.