The Hollywood Museum is housed in the world famous historic Max Factor Building, where Max Factor, wizard of movie make-up worked his magic on motion picture stars since 1935. The lobby, has been restored to its original grandeur. A polished Art Deco gem - a white & rose-colored oasis of lavish marble, recreated historic chandeliers, pastel hues, antique furniture, trompe l’oeil, faux finishes with 22kt. gold and silver leafing. On the ground floor, you’ll find many original displays from the old Max Factor Make-Up Studio.
The Hollywood Museum features four floors of exhibits (two floors above the lobby and a basement below), offering more than 35,000 square feet of exhibit space. To put that in perspective, it is seven times the size of the nearby Guinness World of Record Museum (5,200 square feet), almost four times the size of the neighboring Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum (10,000 square feet), and five times larger than the Warner Bros Museum (at 7,000 square feet). Yet that still isn’t really room enough to do justice to the thousands of items on exhibit here!
Relax, the museum is a self-guided tour, so you can spend as long as you like admiring any exhibit.
By kjfitz @ 2011-07-31 19:32:50