By Deb Flomberg
There are certainly a lot of museums in southern California, and a great deal of them talk about Hollywood history, with a focus on movies and television shows of the past. Some are wax museums, others are filled with memorabilia from the Golden Age of Hollywood. However, there is really just one museum that is dedicated to the era of silent films and the earliest history of movie-making. The Hollywood Heritage Museum is the best place to learn about the beginnings of film. With great memorabilia and different things to see, it is a perfect place for any true movie-buff.
You’ll find the Hollywood Heritage nestled off North Highland Avenue in Los Angeles, and it is a simple and very unassuming little museum. Once you step inside the cozy barn you’ll find that this location is truly a historic gem. This barn is also known as the Lasky-DeMille Barn, and it is the location where some of the earliest ever silent movies were filmed. This iconic little barn is basically the birthplace of the entire motion picture industry, and it is an official Historic Landmark in the state of California.
This is the kind of museum that is probably best for adults, as children may not have the attention span or the appreciation for the type of memorabilia that is found here. You’ll see archival photographs from silent movies and peruse movie props, historic documents and other great items relating to the birth of motion pictures. You’ll also see a lot of great photographs and postcards that showcase what Hollywood and Los Angeles actually looked like during this early time. Make sure to check the event calendar, as the Hollywood Heritage Museum is often hosting “Evenings at the Barn,” where you can enjoy different speakers or screenings of silent films.
Head out to visit this Hollywood treasure by driving there in your 2013 SL65 AMG Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll arrive at the Hollywood Heritage Museum in style as you get ready to learn all about the true Golden Age of Hollywood. Plus, you’ll love all the elegance and luxury of this stylish Roadster, making your trip to this museum something very special.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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