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The Hollywood Museum is a museum in Hollywood, California, that houses a collection of memorabilia from the history of American motion pictures and television. It is housed in the historic Max Factor Building on Highland Avenue[3][4] designed by American architect Simeon Charles Lee.

Hollywood Museum
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The Hollywood Museum
in the Max Factor Building
Location1660 N. Highland Ave.
Hollywood, Los Angeles
Coordinates34°06′04″N 118°20′18″W / 34.10111°N 118.33833°W / 34.10111; -118.33833Coordinates: 34°06′04″N 118°20′18″W / 34.10111°N 118.33833°W / 34.10111; -118.33833
FounderDonelle Dadigan[1]
PresidentDonelle Dadigan
CuratorSteve Nycklemoe[2]

The collection of the Hollywood Museum contains over 11,000 items, including costumes, props, stop motion figures, photographs, scripts, and other artifacts.[5] Among the exhibits are the original four makeup rooms used by pioneering Hollywood makeup artist Max Factor—one for redheads, one for blondes, one for brownettes, and one for brunettes.[6]

The museum is connected to a branch of Mel's Drive-In restaurant.

In June 2016, during LGBT Pride Month, the museum hosted an exhibition called "Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood".[7]


  1. ^ Hollywood Museum website. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  2. ^ King, Susan. Hal Roach's film legacy explored in Hollywood Museum exhibition. Los Angeles Times. July 26, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  3. ^ King, Susan. Hollywood on parade in two new exhibits.. Los Angeles Times. February 7, 2015. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Hollywood Museum website. Retrieved May 18, 2015
  5. ^ Flomberg, Deb. Explore Movie-Making History At The Hollywood Museum. CBS Los Angeles. July 3, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Stein, Sadie. Makeup Forever. The Paris Review. February 24, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Reel to Real" (PDF). The Beverly Hills Courier. LI (25). June 17, 2016. p. 10. Retrieved June 18, 2016.