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Hollywood Heritage Museum

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Address: 2100 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90068-3241
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+1 213-874-2276

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Historically significant venue - great displays and staff!!

We visited on 11th September this year and found the building to be a wonderful reminder of old Hollywood. The building itself is of historical significance as although it was... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This museum has been on my "to do" list for several years, and I finally went to it on the first weekend in October, 2016. We were greeted by a man who gave us a brief description of the building and pointed us to the collection. I regret to report, that the collection is not large and that it is... More 

Thank wonderfulworld
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on 11th September this year and found the building to be a wonderful reminder of old Hollywood. The building itself is of historical significance as although it was moved some time ago from a different part of L.A., the first feature length movie filmed in Hollywood 'The Squaw Man' was made here by Cecil B DeMille. There were... More 

Thank Imogian
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I put this museum on my short list of must-sees when we attended a film festival because of its significance in film history. As it turned out, they had an event there - presentation and book signing! So, we saw the collection, learned about classic costume designers and had a nice little reception with refreshments. It was ideal for our... More 

Thank Ann7316
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Just a ten minute walk or so from Hollywood /Highland station, and the tourist mayhem of Hollywood Boulevard, in a quiet corner of the Hollywood Bowl parking lot. This is the barn used for the making of Hollywood's first feature film, 1913's The Squaw Man, at It's fourth location, where it's been restored to house Cecil B Demilles original office,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Was not open when we were there February 2015 and looked abandoned. May have re-opened - suggest you call first to check.

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

The Museum just reopened. This is the building where Cecil B. DeMille made his first movie in Hollywood. The building has been moved from its original location and has been restored. It contains his office with some of his furniture and shoes. There is an exhibit of memorabilia from Universal Studios. Universal was the first studio to have tours open... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

This small museum that was the actual barn building used for Cecil B DeMille's first studio. His office is preserved in one of the ante rooms. The barn is chocked full of memorabilia and silent short films from the birth of Hollywood. The museum is at the foot of the Hollywood Hills near the Hollywood Bowl and Griffith Park surrounded... More 

Thank Jay F
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

If you've ever wanted to see items from Charlie Chaplin's movie studio, Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments, props, costumes and other artifacts from Hollywood's Golden era, this is the place. The museum building is actually the first home of what would be later called Paramount Studios. The Barn was the home base for Hollywood's first feature length motion picture... More 

Thank Keatie
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

This is a great antidote to the circus that is Hollywood and Highland. It is small, and very interesting, in the original barn (which has moved three times) that the first studio was set up in by Cecil B de Mille. The docents and volunteers were very informative and there is a small but good book shop. Plans are underway... More 

Thank Arncliffegirl
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

A wonderful little museum dedicated to the birth of "Hollywood." I always say that you have to know where you came from to truly appreciate where you are, and if you are a movie fan of any caliber this is a "must see." Cecil B. DeMille's office!! You can feel the energy! This is an all volunteer run museum, and... More 

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Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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