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The Hollywood Museum

October 30, 2013 — Leave a comment

The Hollywood Museum is a premiere event venue and has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. The museum features 35,000 square feet, four floors of breathtaking exhibits, and the home of more than 10,000 authentic showbiz treasures including costumes, props, posters, photographs, scripts, vintage memorabilia, star’ car collectibles, and personal artifacts from your favorite movies and TV shows.


See the museum’s Dungeon of Doom Exhibit lower level to experience Hannibal Lecter’s jail cell from Silence of the Lambs, Boris Karloff’s mummy, Vampira, Frankenstein and his bride Elvira – Mistress of the Dark, and other cult horror film favorites. Then, explore the basement and see real costumes and props from “The Walking Dead.” See life-size costumes from your favorite cult heroes, like Freddy, Jason, Chucky, and more! Let the eeriness creep over you and see your favorite scary movie props, only at the Hollywood Museum!


See hundreds of costumes on display, including Marilyn Monroe’s million dollar dress, Elvis’ personal bathrobe, I Love Lucy, Superman, Star Trek, Transformers, Glee, High School Musical, Michael Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, plus Rocky’s boxing gloves, Sopranos, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Beyonce.


See Lucy, Judy, Kate, and all the greats! Plus the Rat Pack, Jurassic Park, Baywatch, Jaws, Planet of the Apes, The Flintstones, Harry Potter, Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and more.


The Hollywood Museum is housed in the historic Max Factor Building where Max Factor, Hollywood’s Makeup King , created the looks of Hollywood’s Golden Era stars including Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Mae West, Jean Harlow, and Marilyn Monroe and all your favorite stars…from the Silents through the 1970’. Don’t forget to visit Max Factor’s world famous makeup rooms and see where Hollywood’s greatest stars got their “look.” See where Marilyn Monroe became a blonde and Lucille Ball a famous redhead!


WHAT: The Hollywood Museum
WHEN: Wednesday – Sunday | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Max Factor Building | 1660 North Highland Avenue | Hollywood, CA 90028


  • Tickets: Child $5, Student $12, Senior $12, Adult $15

CONTACT INFO: (323) 464-7776

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Saint Vincent Court

July 22, 2013 — 2 Comments

In a discreet dark alley way in the middle of downtown’s Jewelry District lies a hidden gem. Saint Vincent Court is home to a Persian/Middle Eastern community nestled amongst chaos. Complete with faux European awnings over street café’s, small specialty food shops, and local businesses.

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Once upon a time, Broadway was the financial and high-end commercial shopping hub for metro Los Angeles. But in the 1960s and 70s a wave of new commercial development on Figuaroa Street left the historic core basically deserted. The upside is that many of the best surviving examples of Beaux Art and Art Deco architecture were left unmolested.


Shops and restaurants with colorful awnings and peeling brick facades present a kitschy, Old World scene, complete with a pot-bellied chef statue and a Marilyn Monroe perched in a pink Cadillac.


The recently restored alleyway is supposed to look like a quaint Parisian street, lined with Middle Eastern cafés where clusters of men sip minty tea, and workers, shoppers, and the occasional hipster chow down on gyro, kebabs, and hummus.


Driving along Seventh Street between Hill and Broadway, the break between the solid building frontage on the north side of the street is easy to miss. But as a pedestrian, it’s impossible to pass St. Vincent Court without popping in through the breezeway. In its current incarnation, a look around the court might very well have turned into sitting down for a serious meal, most likely one involving hearty portions of grilled meats and traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern appetizers. 


Rising gracefully within the heart of the jewelry district, down the street from the business district at the famed place where Hill, 7th and Broadway streets meet in downtown Los Angeles, St. Vincent Jewelry Center stands as a brand new gem in a grand old setting. Being the largest jewelry complexes in the world, it encompasses over 700,000 square feet of space, and houses nearly 500 independent merchants under one roof, where you will find jewelry manufacturers, designers, retail, and wholesale dealers.


WHAT: Saint Vincent Court
Open during business hours
650 S Hill Street | Los Angeles, CA 90014


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The Marilyn Monroe Film Festival is a seven-day tribute presented by Playboy and Grauman’s Chinese Theatres highlighting the work of the legendary actress with a red carpet screening of “Some Like It Hot.” There will be a Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest Friday, June 1st starting at 5 pm. The first 2oo Marilyns get into the screening for free. After the screening, celebrate Marilyns birthday at Hemingway’s Lounge.

Movie Schedule

Friday , June 1 – Some Like it Hot
Saturday, June 2 – No Business like Show Business
Sunday, June 3 How to Marry a Millionaire
Monday, June 4 – The Seven Year Ich
Tuesday, June 5 – Bus Stop
Wednesday, June 6 – The Misfits
Thursday, June 7 – Gentlemen Prefer Blonds

All screenings begin at 8 pm.


The grand opening of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on May 18, 1927, was the most spectacular theatre opening in motion picture history. Thousands of people lined Hollywood Boulevard and a riot broke out as fans tried to catch a glimpse of the movie stars and other celebrities as they arrived for the opening. The film being premiered that night was Cecil B. DeMille’s “The King of Kings,” which was preceded by “Glories of the Scriptures,” a live prologue devised by master showman Sid Grauman. A Wurlitzer organ and 65-piece orchestra provided music for the prologue. The theatre opened to the public the following day, May 19, 1927. Read more here.

Theatre Tours

Since 1927, the Chinese Theatre has been home of star powered red carpet movie premiers and special events, where Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars have come to watch their movies. The most famous movie theatre in the world is known for its unique forecourt of the stars, featuring cement hand and footprints of major movie stars from past to preset.

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russel ~ June 27, 1953

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner ~ November 3rd, 2011

The Chinese Theatre Tour is the only tour in Hollywood where you learn the history of the Chinese Theatre, inside and out, from its earliest days to the present. The Tour features stories and fun facts about the theatre’s Hollywood premieres and its Forecourt of the Stars.

Step off the red carpet and walk through the golden doors of this Movie Palace of the Stars on an exclusive 20 minute Walking Tour. A visit to Hollywood is not complete without this stroll through Hollywood movie history.

Tours are offered seven days a week excluding special events. Call for up-to-date availability (323) 463-9576 or email

“I used to go to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and try to fit my foot in a celebrity impression. It really meant to me that anything is possible… Almost”

~ Marilyn Monroe

WHAT: Marilyn Monroe Film Festival
WHEN: Friday, June 1 – Thursday, June 7, 2012
WHERE: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre6925 Hollywood Blvd. | Hollywood, CA 90028

CONTACT INFO: (323) 461-3331


  • $30 festival pass gets you into any movie
  • $10 for the opening premier of “Some Like It Hot” at Grauman’s
  • $5 for each film throughout the rest of the festival

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