top of page

Visit the Museum & Gift Shop

The Hollywood Heritage Museum is a must-visit for cinema enthusiasts. It is located in the oldest surviving motion picture studio in Hollywood. Here, you can learn about the history of the studio and how it played a crucial role in the birth of Paramount Pictures Corporation in 1916. The first feature length film was produced here in 1912 by Jesse L. Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille. This 1901 barn turned studio was designated California State Historic Landmark No. 554 in 1956. 

Open
11am - 3pm
Sat & Sun

Hollywood Heritage

Members:

Free

Adults: $10

Children Under 12:

Free

 

Take a docent-led tour or

browse on your own.

Jack-Oakie-the great dictator.jpg

Current Exhibit

November 25, 2023 - March 17, 2024

"Paramount on Parade with Jack Oakie and Friends" is now on exhibit. The scene-stealing Academy Award-nominated comedian Jack Oakie (1903 - 1978) was a Paramount Pictures star in early Hollywood. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as dictator Benzino Napaloni of the country of Bacteria, in Charlie Chaplin's THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940).

 

Highlighted in the exhibition are items personally owned by Jack Oakie including his extensive photograph and autograph collection of his fellow actors and co-stars (especially those from Paramount). Friends represented in the gallery, are Charles “Buddy” Rogers, Clara Bow, Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Sonja Henie and many others.

 

Buddy Rogers was one of Jack’s closest friends and often held parties at Pickfair. Pickfair artifacts will be on display including Buddy’s wedding certificate to Mary Pickford.

Coming Soon

Hollywood Heritage Museum’s Spring 2024 exhibit "Meet The Stars: 100 Years of MGM Studios and the Golden Age of Hollywood" opens Saturday, April 6. The exhibit culls from the private collections of over 20 motion picture memorabilia collectors to exhibit artifacts of the Golden Age of Hollywood - many items unseen by the public for decades! 

Exhibit highlights: Among the over 20 screen-worn costumes, is a Judy Garland ensemble from MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944), memorabilia from the 1937 MGM Exhibitors Convention, personal items from the career of child star Cora Sue Collins, Lewis Stone's QUEEN CHRISTINA costume, not seen for 91 years), the once-thought-lost 1937 "Farewell to Earth" portrait of Jean Harlow, commissioned posthumously by the actress' mother, a 1932 MGM guest registry signed by Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Louie B Mayer and Cecil B. DeMille, dolls bearing the likenesses of Judy Garland, Shirley Temple and Deanna Durbin, The fur coat worn by Best Actress Oscar winner Luise Rainer (THE GOOD EARTH, 1936) at the Academy Awards - and much more representing over 30 early 20th century motion picture stars!

Panel discussions and book talks will be announced as they are confirmed. Tickets will be available at the door.

Luise Rainer, Best Actress 1936 (2).png
  • Fashion in Film of TCM Fest 2024
    Fashion in Film of TCM Fest 2024
    Wed, Apr 17
    Los Angeles
    Apr 17, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Los Angeles, 2100 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
    Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2024 will delve into the stories behind the style of films featured in the festival's programming. Kimberly Truhler will present beautiful images from the movies, plus conversation about film history, backstories of the stars, costume and fashion designers and more!

Events

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

Register & Visit Us

Volunteer, Participate, or Donate

OUR SPONSORS

Oakie.jpg
The Jack and Victoria Horne Oakie Foundation
mekeel.jpg
robertson.jpg
uni.jpg
U_S_Bank_logo_logotype_emblem.jpg
netflix.jpg
Kilroy bRealty.jpg
paramount-logo-grid-new.jpg
parks and rec logo.jpg
hudson.jpg

Hollywood Heritage Museum

2100 N. Highland Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90068

(323) 874-2276

Across the street from the Hollywood Bowl!

Free Parking in front of the Museum.

Hollywood Heritage is a non-profit 501C3 organization.

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • TikTok

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.That is dedication. ”

― Cecil B. DeMille

bottom of page