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    I attended an event here back in August & was told I, and a guest, could receive free admission on a future visit with advance reservations. My review covers most of what’s to see at the Hollywood Museum-except for the reason I wanted to visit this time…………..The Chamber of Horrors in the basement DUH DUH DUH!!The Chamber of Horrors is a mini-LACMA for the horror movie buff. Props, wardrobe & other movie memorabilia from classic & not so classic movies are on display. Even stuff from PG-13 movies that are not even close to being scary, like the Mummy movies (Brendan Fraser-era) & the Indiana Jones saga. What did my eyes spy? The Holy Grail from “Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade”? Holy crap! I had to strongly resist the urge to grab the cup, fill it with some Smartwater & quench my thirst. I sure could use the physical & spiritual healing that Sean Connery received in the movie. Alas, not meant to be 🙁 Other cool things I saw were an Elvira mannequin (Her boobs are just as impressive today as they were yesteryear), Freddy Kreuger & Jason Voorhees mannequins, a cell dedicated to “The Walking Dead” & the cell with a Hannibal Lecter mannequin that looks exactly like a snapshot from “The Silence of the Lambs”.Okay, okay. I’ll admit it. A part of me felt like something, or someone, would jump out at me like the mazes at Knott’s Scary Farm. Hey, I’m secure with myself to confess it. I kept my guard up, just in case, but nothing happened. Whew! Also, I had another chance to view the Marilyn Monroe exhibit on the 2nd floor, which I’m glad I did before it bid adieu. She’s such a complex person. I don’t think she was an airhead, at all. She’s an onion. Onions have layers (Shrek reference, Yes!). My favorites of the exhibit were the prominently displayed framed Playboy pics. They’re striking & beautiful. Not trashy at all. I’m a fan of nude art/photography & what better subject than the incomparable Marilyn Monroe. I also experienced goosebumps when viewing her last pics before she tragically passed away way too soon. She showed the signs of Father Time passing by, as we all do, but she still was a beauty nonetheless. Probably moreso, like fine wine, ripening to a vintage that only her glamorous & globe-trekking life as an entertainer, could provide. Goodbye, Norma Jean.I enjoyed my second visit to the Hollywood Museum. I recommend checking it out for people who love show business & the Chamber of Horrors for horror fans. Don’t pass this treasure up!Excelsior

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    The wax museum is only that. this museum is fabulous, The real old Hollywood! Lucy is only in one place. Tony Curtis hand painted the skylight in the huge fright elevator with a flat screen T.V.Chicago was playing when I went up last year & other clips, and goes to the 4th floor start at the top you will not be disappointed the place is grand. I Love It am going back this week!

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    This museum is great! Tons of cool artifacts! My only complaint…it’s very warm in there!

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    The Hollywood Museum used to be all about the old Hollywood. I just went and found an entire floor (25% of the entire museum) is now dedicated to the sexual habits of actors and characters. Specifically, same-sex habits. The whole space is a massive glorification of homosexuality, with gay-pride propaganda, “progressive” agenda displays and rainbows everywhere. Enough, already!

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    The whole idea of the Hollywood Museum is good, in that they’re trying to showcase many treasures from the movies. They’ve achieved this for some old classics, but there was a real lack of anything new or relevant to younger people. I’m currently 30, and at least 2/3 of the museum was showcasing movies that I hadn’t even heard of. It was interesting to see the movies that I was knowledgeable of, but when you’re considering the cost to see this small portion of the museum, its a bit hard to recommend. However, its probably worth it if you’re 40+ years old, or if you like classic black and white movies.