Image a place where beauty and glamour go side by side all with beautiful pastel themed rooms full of makeup, mirrors and vintage memorabilia- enter the Max Factor museum!
I had the pleasure of viewing this historic museum at Hollywood and Highland and it did not disappoint!
Hollywood’s ‘make up king’, Max Factor, was considered the father of modern “make-up”. Born in Poland, Max Factor became the beautician/make-up artist to many famous Hollywood stars including Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Bette Davis.
He also invented the makeup we love and trust today, whilst creating total style makeovers for the stars of Hollywood.
It took nine years to restore the Max Factor Building to its original grandeur and The Hollywood Museum opened in 2003. Back in all its glory was the lobby, an art deco gem— with its white and rose-colored oasis of lavish marble, re-created historical chandeliers, pastel hues, antique furniture, trompe l’oeil, faux finishes with 22kt. gold and silver leafing.
I took my dog Dorothy and imagine my surprise when we found the ruby slippers in all their glory! I tried to show Dorothy but dont think she cares too much for that sort of thing.
This is the kind of Hollywood memorabilia I love to see. Costumes, photos, behind the scenes products, maquillage and famous jewels from our favourite classical movies, it really was too much for my eyes!