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Photos: The Hollywood Museum Honors Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein & Geri Jewell At Photo Photos: The Hollywood Museum Honors Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein & Geri Jewell At The Launch Of The 2022 REAL TO REEL Exhibit
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

The Hollywood Museum has announced its 2022 salute to the LGBTQ+ community's contributions to the entertainment industry, it will once again present its ninth (due to the pandemic) annual 'Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ+ in Hollywood” exhibit in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell (CD-13).

Kate Linder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Cote d'Azur Webfest TV Photo Kate Linder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Cote d'Azur Webfest TV
by Michael Major - Jun 20, 2022

Clinton H Wallace and Cote d’Azur Webfest TV present Television legend, Kate Linder with a Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating excellence in Television Acting on the 40th Anniversary of her role as Esther Valentine on the CBS hit soap The Young And The Restless.

The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit Photo The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 23, 2022

“For most, our mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.  Our mother’s love is unconditional and only grows stronger over a lifetime,” says Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum).

Photos: Hollywood Museum Welcomes Celebrities for Lobby Tree Trimming Photo Photos: Hollywood Museum Welcomes Celebrities for Lobby Tree Trimming
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2021

Prior to the pandemic, an average of 10 million tourists and fans would visit a 15-block stretch of Hollywood Boulevard every year to visit the Walk of Fame and The Hollywood Museum - Today, it is anything but business as usual for the popular sites. So the museum, located in the Historic Max Factor building, has been sponsoring exciting and star studded events to bring the public back to the area.

Photos: The Hollywood Museum Pays Homage To Bob Hope And The US Veterans Unable to be Photo Photos: The Hollywood Museum Pays Homage To Bob Hope And The US Veterans Unable to be Saluted During The 75th Anniversary of WWII
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 7, 2021

Bob Hope was quoted as saying that the greatest honor he ever received was to be made an honorary veteran. It was that unique relationship between Bob Hope and “The Greatest Generation,” by way of the USO, that the Hollywood Museum is currently highlighting in their Lobby.

The Hollywood Museum's Dungeon of Doom is Now Open Photo The Hollywood Museum's Dungeon of Doom is Now Open
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 23, 2021

The museum's dungeon includes a rare and unique history of horror and suspense from Hollywood over the years including the original and complete jail sell set used for filming of “The Silence of the Lambs” and is one of the museum's most popular draws year round, with items that that include original costumes and props used in making of the film. 

BWW Interview: Donelle Dadigan Re-Opening Her Hollywood Museum TO THE FUTURE Photo BWW Interview: Donelle Dadigan Re-Opening Her Hollywood Museum TO THE FUTURE
by Gil Kaan - Aug 6, 2021

Hollywood Museum founder Donelle Dadigan headed a re-opening ceremony of her Hollywood Museum August 4, 2021; commemorating the donated additional props from Bill and Patrick Shea to the Back to the Future Part I, II, III exhibit. On behalf of the Museum and the Shea father and son, Donelle presented a $5,000 check to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which Michael accepted via video.

Photos: The Hollywood Museum Re-Opens with A Tribute to Ruta Lee Photo Photos: The Hollywood Museum Re-Opens with A Tribute to Ruta Lee
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 7, 2021

The 1st Event In over a year at the Historic Hollywood Landmark Founder/President, Donelle Dadigan and The Hollywood Museum created what can only be described as a first class who's who celebration for friend and museum supporter Ruta Lee, 'the first of what we hope will be many events back at the Museum,' says Ms Dadigan.

THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES Extends Run Through August 10th Photo THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES Extends Run Through August 10th
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2021

The proceeds will benefit the museum, which is currently the most recognized venue in the city as the 'Official Museum of Hollywood' and the go to for authentic Hollywood and entertainment history!

HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES All Star Benefit Announced Photo HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM SQUARES All Star Benefit Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2021

On behalf of Donelle Dadigan, the staff at The Hollywood Museum and the entire production team for The Hollywood Museum Squares.

Winners Announced For The 24th Family Film Awards Broadcast On REELZ Photo Winners Announced For The 24th Family Film Awards Broadcast On REELZ
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2021

Winners were announced for the 24th Family Film Awards in a broadcast airing this evening on REELZ. Honoring the best in family film and television,

REAL to REEL Honors Michael Feinstein With Special Guest Kristin Chenoweth Photo REAL to REEL Honors Michael Feinstein With Special Guest Kristin Chenoweth
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2020

The Hollywood Museum in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell will present REAL TO REEL LIVE (VIRTUAL EDITION 2020). Michael Feinstein will be receiving the Inspiration Award, and Kristin Chenoweth will be appearing as a special guest.

The Ladies of KNOTS LANDING Reunite for 40th Anniversary Photo The Ladies of KNOTS LANDING Reunite for 40th Anniversary
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 21, 2020

This past weekend, The Hollywood Museum held its first Lobby tribute of 2020, reuniting three remarkable leading ladies, Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee and Donna Mills, for the 40th anniversary of 'Knots Landing,' unveiling costumes worn by the three Knots' stars on the series, on loan from Warner Brothers and personal collections.

Photo Film: Hollywood Museum Unveils BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY: THE EXHIBIT Photo Photo Film: Hollywood Museum Unveils BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY: THE EXHIBIT
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2019

Cast members gathered this week to celebrate the new Back to the Future Trilogy Exhibit at The Hollywood Museum.

Cast Members Gather for BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy Exhibit Photo Cast Members Gather for BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy Exhibit
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 12, 2019

Among the individuals from the three films in attendance were Bob Gale (co creator/producer/writer of all 3 films), Charles Fleischer (Terry, BTTF 2 / voice of Roger Rabbit), Don Fullilove (Mayor Gordy Wilson , BTTF 1 &2), Darlene Vogel (Spike, Griffs Gang BTTF 2), Richie Gaona (Stuntman/Back to the Future II) and Ricky Dean Logan (Data BTTF2, & needles gang BTTF 3).

Photo Flash: See Photos from Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell's Hollywood Walk of Fame C Photo Photo Flash: See Photos from Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 19, 2019

As Walt Disney Animation Studios' “Frozen 2” approaches its opening this Friday, Nov. 22, Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel—the actresses who help bring Anna and Elsa to life in the movie—were honored today with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their stars—the 2681st and 2682nd, in the category of motion pictures and live theatre/performance, respectively—are located in front of Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre at 6225 Hollywood Boulevard near the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine.

The Hollywood Museum's Dungeon of Doom Unveiled to Feature Mysteries of Halloween Fro Photo The Hollywood Museum's Dungeon of Doom Unveiled to Feature Mysteries of Halloween From Frankenstein to Pennywise
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 21, 2019

Founder and President of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, unveils the Dungeon of Doom, for any Halloween.

Photo Flash: America Remembers Its Favorite Shipwreck GILLIGAN'S ISLAND 55 Years Late Photo Photo Flash: America Remembers Its Favorite Shipwreck GILLIGAN'S ISLAND 55 Years Later
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept 25th, 2019, President and Founder of the Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, and her speciial guest speakers, Ruta Lee (77 Sunset/Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Steve Wishnoff (Director, Life Interrupted), Hope Juber-Schwartz and Lloyd Schwartz (daughter and son of creator Sherwood Schwartz) and castaway, Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island), gathered for a lobby series tribute to Gilligan's Island in advance of the shows 55th anniversary on Sept 26th.

THE MAX FACTOR Documentary Screens In The Historic Max Factor Building Photo THE MAX FACTOR Documentary Screens In The Historic Max Factor Building
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 14, 2019

On Sunday, August 11th, Hollywood insider, Donelle Dadigan, and respected actress, Lee Purcell, hosted and invitation only screening of the documentary - THE MAX FACTOR.  The film takes a look behind the scenes into the star studded and astounding life of the inventor, pioneer and Hollywood' legendary King of Make-up.  The screening was followed by Q&A with the hosts and Filmmakers Clara and Julia Kuperberg and was moderated by film historian and critic, Leonard Maltin, who remarked 'The Max Factor Building is a true Hollywood treasure. I'm always happy to spend time there celebrating its history.' 

Photo Flash: Award Winners Hollywood Bowl Join The José Iturbi Foundation As They Sp Photo Photo Flash: Award Winners Hollywood Bowl Join The José Iturbi Foundation As They Sponsor 'A Decade of Dudamel' at the Hollywood Bowl
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2019

The José Iturbi Foundation proudly sponsored 'A Decade of Dudamel' with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. To celebrate his ten years in L.A., Gustavo Dudamel conducted a special anniversary concert complete with fireworks and featured members of YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and Russian piano virtuoso, Khatia Buniatishvili. The evening's performance includes music from well-known films of Hollywood's golden age.

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