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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.
Closed for Exhibit Installation
Sept 16 & 17
Children Under 12:
Take a docent-led tour or
browse on your own.
Open by appointment.
- Sun, Sep 24HollywoodSep 24, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PMHollywood, 2100 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USAHollywood Historian Karie Bible will be at the Hollywood Heritage Museum September 24 to film an episode of her Facebook/YouTube show Hollywood Kitchen LIVE! You can meet Karie over coffee and tea from 11am until 1pm. Then at 1pm watch Karie’s episode about Wallace Reid live at the barn.
- Multiple DatesSat, Sep 30Hollywood Heritage MuseumSep 30, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMHollywood Heritage Museum, 2100 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USAHollywood Heritage Museum presents “Free Soul: The Unexpected Life & Legacy of Norma Shearer” (September 23 to October 15, 2023) an exhibit curated by Shearer historian Darin Barnes. Includes rare and never-before-seen ephemera.
- Sat, Oct 07Los AngelesOct 07, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDTLos Angeles, 2100 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USAMarsha Gordon, the author of the new biography Becoming the Ex-Wife The Unconventional Life and Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott will give a book talk In connection with the exhibit “The Life & Unexpected Legacy of Norma Shearer” curated by Darin Barnes at the Hollywood Heritage Museum.
- Sat, Oct 14Los AngelesOct 14, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDTLos Angeles, 2100 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USANorma Shearer historian and collector Darin Barnes will present “A Free Soul: The Life & Unexpected Legacy of Norma Shearer” a talk that will explore why Golden Age of Hollywood actress Shearer should have never been a film actress, let alone a superstar.
September 23 - October 16, 2023
Hollywood Heritage Museum presents “The Unexpected Life & Legacy of Norma Shearer: The Queen of the MGM Lot” (September 23 to October 16, 2023) an exhibit curated by Shearer historian Darin Barnes. On the occasion of the centennial of Norma Shearer signing her first film contract, Hollywood Heritage celebrates one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, Canadian-American actress Norma Shearer (born August 11, 1902). In the 1930s she rose to become one of the biggest stars at the studio, second only to Greta Garbo. In 1927 she even married the studio’s Golden Boy, executive Irving Thalberg. The exhibit will contain rare items from the personal collection of Darin Barnes, collected over a 30-year period.
The Jack and Victoria Horne Oakie Foundation
“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