Who´s interested in glamor and glory of Hollywood should not miss Hollywood Museum when visiting Los Angeles. You can find it in the building of famous Max Factor, where stars of silver screen used to come in their limousines to improve their makeup and highlight their face for the camera.
We paid for the tickets to this very pleasant chatty lady and could look into rooms with showcases full of film makeup history and examples of different makeup styles. On the other floors there is an incredible amount of amazing costumes, accessories and photos from many older and modern films. Harry Potter, for example, gowns, hats and wands, Star Trek costumes, and little Dorothy shoes from the Wizard of Oz, glittered in the showcase.
Special attention is paid here to the great and beloved Marilyn Monroe, her movie beginnings, dresses and makeup, then King of Rockenrol, Elvis Presley has his own corner here. In the horror part of the museum, besides haunting costumes, there is also an autentic cell of Hannibal Lecter, from the movie Silence of the Lambs.
Access to the Hollywood Museum is barrier-free. A large, slow elevator was operated by old man, who was telling interesting stories and jokes. He always waited until we walked through the floor and took us to the next. A really nice LA experience, you certainly will not miss.