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Max Factor’s World-Famous Makeup Rooms

Max Factor’s World-Famous Makeup Rooms: One for each type of leading Hollywood actor!

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Start your visit to The Hollywood Museum exploring the four famous makeup rooms where Max Factor turned beautiful actresses into Hollywood superstars!

Max Factor developed his “Color Harmony” techniques in 1918. These powders enabled him to customize and provide more consistent make-up for each individual actor or actress. In 1935 when Max Factor opened his new studio on Highland Boulevard in Hollywood, the main floor featured four makeup rooms that transformed the “look” of Hollywood forever.




Enter the Redheads Only Room, where Hollywood stars like Lucille Ball and Rita Hayworth became Hollywood’s leading redheads!See Lucy’s personal makeup and accessories, and Rita’s personal vanity set. Spend the day at The Hollywood Museum and be transported to the days when Max Factor gave these and other famous redheads their “look”… Only at The Hollywood Museum!



Happy Birthday Mr. President! See the Blondes Only Room, where the enchanting Marilyn Monroe was transformed from a brown-haired beauty into a blonde bombshell!Feel Marilyn’s presence as you stand in the very same space where she and the original platinum blonde legend Jean Harlow had their hair color done!This room is truly a special place… and it’s Only at The Hollywood Museum!




Hey there, this is the Brownettes Only Room! Walk into this room where talented brown-haired beauties like Judy Garland primped and posed in front of Max Factor’s mirror.Are you a brownette? Max Factor made sure all brownettes looked every bit of glamorous as the other leading actresses!And now you can re-live the magic of Max Factor, at The Hollywood Museum!




Here in the Brunettes Only Room, you realize you are standing where Hollywood icons like Elizabeth Taylor got their stunning brunette coloring.The sex appeal of brunettes in Hollywood was born in this room, and here at The Hollywood Museum you can see photos of the starlets forever immortalized by Max Factor.




Spend the day learning about Max Factor’s famous makeup rooms … Only at The Hollywood Museum!


Your Day in Hollywood STARTS at The Hollywood Museum! 


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About | ● The Hollywood Museum

The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood, has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. The museum, featuring four floors of breathtaking exhibits, is home to more than 10,000 authentic showbiz treasures– one of a kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts, stars’ car collections and personal artifacts, posters, and vintage memorabilia from favorite films and TV shows. The museum also showcases the history of Hollywood and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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, Beyoncé… 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!!!

Don’t miss the 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.

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 & Marilyn Monroe and all your favorite stars…from the Silents through the 1970’s… 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!

Visit the largest collection of costumes, props, posters and photographs Hollywood has to offer!


Open Wed. – Sun. 10am – 5pm
1660 N. Highland Ave., at Hollywood Blvd.
(323) 464-7776


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