I drove over to Hollywood on Saturday because there was an exhibit at the Hollywood Museum that I wanted to see. The museum is housed in the old Max Factor Building near the corner of Hollywood and Highland. It’s a great museum and well worth the $12 price of admission. All pictures were taken with a phone which is a first for me.
This is an old cardboard advertisement I found near the back of the building.
This “BAD” costume was to the right of the entrance. It was worn by Michael Jackson.
To the left of the entrance was this Superman costume. It looks so simple compared to what Batman wears. Batman’s kind of flashy. I think he wants attention.
I didn’t come to see these shoes but they were up near the reception desk.
Are they the most famous shoes ever? Cinderella’s slipper would be a close second.
It was hard for me to believe they were real but read that second sentence in the last paragraph. Evidently, they are.
On the way to the second floor was this huge Duel in the Sun poster. The movie is over the top but it has Jennifer Jones, who I’ve always liked, and Lillian Gish who isn’t too bad herself.
This Kiss of Death poster was across from Duel in the Sun. I don’t know which poster I liked better.
This was at the top of the stairs. Ma and Pa Kettle at Home. Marjorie Main was good at this kind of role.
Hanging up on the wall was this photo of James Whale.
Underneath the photo was this bio. It’s great that he’s not forgotten.
I found it odd that a Beverly Hillbillies truck would take up the center of the second floor but I do like that Jethro. He’s big and dumb. How can you not like him?
Here’s a better shot from the front.
This was sitting on the Hillbillies’ bumper. Notice the rainbow stripe? Whenever my brother and I talk on the phone and our conversation gets around to Hollywood Lesbians he always recounts the Love Boat episode with Nancy Kulp and Pat Carroll. The two play spinsters on a cruise that’s being terrorizing by a Kissing Bandit. (He grabs women and kisses them.) Nancy and Pat are afraid the Kissing Bandit will grab them and kiss them but my brother always says, “The Kissing Bandit isn’t stupid. He knows he isn’t getting anything out of their stateroom but a kicked butt.”
This is great. Hal Roach deserved it.
A very colorful poster and Tyrone Power’s outfit. Tyrone is wonderful in The Razor’s Edge and Nightmare Alley.
A model for the Grand Budapest Hotel.
Rocky’s robe. This must be from one of the later ones.
Marilyn’s Korea USO dress and other outfits.
This was in one of the cases.
They were showing Pee Wee’s Big Adventure on the second floor in the back.
There was a case on Hal Roach and in it were Laurel and Hardy. I like the fat one.
They had one of Harry Potter’s wands.
Oh, and some Harry Potter costumes.
I don’t think this movie exist anymore. I think it’s lost. I wish it wasn’t because I would love to see it.
Okay, this is so cool.
It’s something Ramon wore in Ben-hur (1925).
A close-up on Ramon. I think he’s holding in his stomach.
That C3P0 guy from Star Wars.
I like this movie. Not only does it have Clifton Webb and William Bendix but Mark Stevens and Lucy are pretty good too. I don’t know whatever happened to Mark Stevens. He should have had a bigger career.
A Judy Garland costume from A Star is Born.
It’s a minature of the Lasky-DeMille barn in a room full of autographed photos. The barn was originally at the corner of Selma and Vine. Later, it was moved over to the Cahuenga pass near the Hollywood Bowl. The Lasky barn was where the 1st Hollywood feature length film, The Squaw Man, was filmed in 1914.
This was in an elevator shaft. Music from the musical Chicago was playing in the background.
Wow! That is some poster. It was on the way downstairs to the horror section.
Elvira looks busty and leggy.
Freddy and Jason.
This is what the exterior of the building looks like currently.
My book, The Odd Fellows, was released on December 16, 2013.