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Max Factor Building

 
 
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By Craig Baker, August 18, 2019
1. Max Factor Building Marker
Inscription.  Max Factor, a Russian immigrant, pioneered screen make up for which he received a special Academy Award in 1929. He opened the Max Factor Hollywood Makeup Studio in 1928, where he taught Hollywood stars such as Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth, Claudette Colbert and Jean Harlow to enhance their appearance. Specially decorated rooms were designed to complement the patrons' complexions and hair colors. Architect S. Charles Lee designed a remodel of the Art Deco building in 1935.
 
Erected by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 41.)
 
Location. 34° 6.065′ N, 118° 20.314′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Highland Avenue south of Hollywood Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1660 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles CA 90028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Capitan Theatre (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pig n Whistle (about 600 feet away); Chinese Heaven Dogs
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By Craig Baker, August 18, 2019
2. Max Factor Building Marker
(about 800 feet away); Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hollywood Reporter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Award of Excellence KTLA-TV (approx. 0.2 miles away); United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Magic Castle (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
Regarding Max Factor Building. Today, the building is home to the Hollywood Museum. Opened in 2003, it contains some of the original Max Factor Museum rooms, now filled with Hollywood memorabilia.
 
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By Craig Baker, August 18, 2019
3. Max Factor Building
Mels Drive-In image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 18, 2019
4. Mels Drive-In
Also in the Max Factor building, this diner opened in 2001.
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Federal Writers Project (courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library), July 13, 1939
5. Max Factor Building Marker Photo
"In 1928 Max Factor purchased the four-story Max Factor Building (formerly the Hollywood Fire & Safe Building) known as the "Jewel Box of the Cosmetic World", and began manufacturing his world-famous make up on the upper floors while transforming the ground floor into a grand salon where fashionable women and celebrities came to see and be seen, as well as to purchase his make-up.... Declared L.A. Historic Cultural Monument 593 on April 26, 1994, this building eventually became The Max Factor Museum of Beauty. Sadly, it closed its doors in 1996, but reopened in 2002 as The Hollywood History Museum." - LAPL
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5. submitted on August 31, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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