Visiting the Hollywood Heritage Museum

hollywood heritage

If you’ve been to the Hollywood Bowl you probably recognize this building as it’s located smack dab in the middle of one of the parking lots. What you may not know is this small structure is a key piece of Hollywood history. This building is the Lasky De Mille Barn and is one of the original Hollywood studios. In fact, this very structure produced the first feature film shot in Hollywood – 1914’s The Squaw Man. Today the barn houses the Hollywood Heritage Museum – a hidden gem that celebrates the early days of Hollywood.

hollywood heritage

When you first enter the museum you’ll see a recreation of Cecil B. De Mille’s office.

cbdemille

Along with this are a number of exhibits highlighting the silent era and the early days of sound.

hollywood artifact
projector
One of Buster Keaton’s film projectors!
artifacts
All about Valentino
hollywood artifact
snow white
paramount
paramount

And if you visit right now you’ll be treated to an exhibit on The Great Gatsby.

great gatsby
great gatsby
Armed Services Edition – distributed free to servicemen
great gatsby
great gatsby

This museum is a true treasure!

Hollywood Heritage Museum
2100 Noth Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068

Leave a Reply