(Sign on one of the beauty rooms, where starlets would go get their hair colored)
Mom and I headed out to Hollywood today to check out the Marilyn Monroe exhibit at The Hollywood Museum. If you've never had the chance to visit the museum, it's a must see for sure. The museum is housed in the old Max Factor building, where women could go and get their hair and makeup done. The building itself is worth the trip. It's old Hollywood Regency Art Deco that can't be missed. I was in awe, even in the restrooms...they are exactly as they would have looked in the 1930's. I had to take photos, even of the restrooms. Monday I will be sharing some photos of the Marilyn Monroe exhibit, but for today, take a look at some of the photos of the interior of the museum, including all the beauty products and rooms that Max Factor himself used.
(Gorgeous cabinet full of memorabilia in the lobby of the Max Factor building)
(The Blonde Room)
(Lobby of building)
(Hair coloring machine--crazy huh?)
(Lucille Ball's personal jewelry on display)
(Judy Garland's personal make up on display)
(Max Factor Calibration Machine--system used to find the perfect make up for your facial structure)
(Marilyn cabinet in the "Blonde Room")
So, what do you think? I live for this stuff. The art deco alone was worth the horrible traffic today. Stay tuned for part II that includes all the Marilyn photos.
Photos courtesy of Kori Donahue for Blonde Episodes and cannot be reproduced or used without permission