Dr. Christmas, Designer to the Stars, Returns to The Hollywood Museum thru Jan 5

Dr. Christmas, Designer to the Stars, Returns to The Hollywood Museum thru Jan 5

Hollywood, CA -- The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood located in the Historic Max Factor Building, rings in the holidays with "Lights, Camera, 'Holly'- wood," a unique tribute to the holidays - Hollywood Style. The holiday trees and extensive tinsel town décor are created by Dr. Christmas (Bob Pranga and Debi Staron), known as the celebrity holiday and special event designers to the stars. The exhibit will be on display through January 5, 2014.

"Glitter will get you everywhere," says Pranga. "The Hollywood Museum is a designer's dream! Where else can Christmas and Hollywood combine to create a real Tinsel Town?!"

Dr. Christmas, voted "Best of L.A - Best Holiday Decorator" by CBS Los Angeles, returns once again, to create his magic with show-stopping Hollywood glamour. He presents color coordinated jewel-tone trees designed to complement Max Factor's world-famous makeup rooms, where Marilyn Monroe became a blonde, Elizabeth Taylor had her brunette tresses coiffed and where Lucille Ball got her signature red hair. The exhibit also showcases entertainment icons like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Angelina Jolie, Sharon Stone, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Greta Garbo, Jennifer Lopez, Loretta Young, Jane Fonda and Jean Harlow.

"The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is where all the glamorous stars were created," says Donelle Dadigan, Founder and President of The Hollywood Museum. "This is where the silverscreen stars from Hollywood's Golden Era got their signature look. This year's trees are designed to reflect the treasured glamorous past of the Historic Max Factor Building."

"Lights, Camera, 'Holly'- wood" also spotlights an exclusive celebrity autographed ornament collection in the Art Deco Hollywood Regency Style lobby, including signatures from Bob and Dolores Hope, Priscilla Presley, Nancy Reagan, Julie Andrews, Lauren Bacall, Brittany Murphy, Paris Hilton, Jaclyn Smith, Cyd Charise, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Ryan Seacrest, J.J. Abrams and Ed Asner, among others.

In addition, Christmas trees are displayed throughout the museum spotlighting TV shows with famous Christmas and Holiday episodes, including The Carol Burnett Christmas Special, I Love Lucy, Leave it to Beaver, Sonny and Cher's Christmas TV Special, and The Beverly Hillbillies- inspired Christmas tree next to Jed Clampett's Beverly Hillbillies truck, all part of The Best of Hollywood's Television Legends Exhibit running through January 2014. This nostalgic holiday exhibit, honoring the magic of television and spotlighting the TV memories that have captured the hearts of Americans over the past 60 years, showcases the largest selection of costumes and props from more than 40 television shows.

The Hollywood Museum is located steps from Hollywood's world-famous Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd. Also on display at the museum is the special exhibition "Salute to TV Memories," showcasing memorabilia from past favorite TV Shows. The Hollywood Museum boasts four floors of more than 10,000 pieces of authentic showbiz memorabilia spanning over 100 years of Hollywood. Celebrating the glamour of Hollywood - from Mary Pickford & Rudolf Valentino, to Elvis & Marilyn Monroe, and Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie, The Hollywood Museum is located in the Historic Max Factor Building, 1660 N. Highland Avenue at Hollywood Blvd.

WHERE: The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, 1660 N. Highland Avenue at Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
EXHIBIT INFO: Now - January 8, 2013
PRICE: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (65+), $12 for students (21 and under), $5 for children (5 and under)
FOR INFO: (323) 464-7776
WEBSITE: http://www.TheHollywoodMuseum.com
FACEBOOK:Facebook.com/TheHollywoodMuseum
TWITTER: @HollywoodMuseum

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM
The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood located in the Historic Max Factor Building, spotlights the Legends of Hollywood with the most extensive collection of authentic Hollywood memorabilia in the World. The museum features four floors of breathtaking exhibits and is the home of more than 10,000 authentic Showbiz Treasures, one-of-a-kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts and vintage collectibles from favorite movies and TV shows. The museum includes costumes from Marilyn Monroe Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo De Caprio, Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Harlow, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and more ; Props from 'Gone With The Wind,' 'Star Trek,' 'Planet of the Apes,' 'Star Wars' and 'Jaws.' Star cars collections including Marilyn Monroe's limousine. The Hollywood Museum is located in the heart of Hollywood in the historic Max Factor Building on the corner of Hollywood & Highland, where Hollywood's make-up king, Max Factor, worked his magic on stars since the 1930's. See where Marilyn Monroe became a blonde and Lucy a red head! Visit the Dungeon of Doom for a spine tingling walk through Hannibal Lecter's jail cell from 'Silence of the Lambs. See' Boris Karloff's mummy, Vampira, Frankenstein and his bride, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Jason, Freddie, Chucky and other cult horror film favorites. The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

ABOUT "DR. CHRISTMAS"
Since 1984, Bob Pranga and Debi Staron have owned and operated Dr. Christmas (http://www.drchristmas.com), a holiday decorating company in Los Angeles that provides custom Christmas and special events design and décor from "the house next door" to celebrity clientele and businesses. Celebrity clientele include: Candice Bergen, Whoopi Goldberg, Nancy Reagan, Bob Hope, Shaquille O'Neal, James Cameron, Carrie Fisher, Andy Garcia, Mark Cherry, Teri Garr, Leeza Gibbons, Kate Hudson, Diane Keaton, Heidi Klum, Jacklyn Smith, and Billy Bob Thornton. Prestigious locations include: The Beverly Hilton, The Hollywood Museum, Tiffany & Co, Macy's, MGM Studios, and Walt Disney Studios.

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