L.A. Story Spotlight: Donelle Dadigan

05/09/2014

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Visitors should set aside at least an hour to explore the museum, which includes Max Factor’s world-famous make-up rooms, where Marilyn Monroe became a blonde and Lucille Ball became everyone’s favorite redhead. Displays include everything from Max Factor’s unique “Beauty Calibration Machine” to Monroe’s million-dollar dress and Hannibal Lecter’s cell from The Silence of the Lambs.

“My mother was an educator, my father was an educator, and I was an educator,” says Dadigan. “So my mother and I, we realized - harkening back to our times of being school teachers - that the best way for us to get our children and our students to be interested in the subject that we were teaching was that we had to entertain them. If we entertain them, they couldn’t help but open their minds to what they were being taught.”

She continues, “So we felt if we take that component and put it in a museum, showcasing what we think is the number one export of Los Angeles - Hollywood - we couldn’t help but have an opportunity for visitors from all the around the world to come and see this.”

L.A.'s Global Cultural Museums

05/05/2014

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Los Angeles is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, and there are spectacular museums throughout the city that reflect this global influence.

Ten Masterpieces You Wouldn't Expect to Find in Los Angeles

04/07/2014

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For those seeking masterpieces of art, Los Angeles is a must-see destination filled with cultural treasures from around the world. Many of these iconic works are unexpectedly in Los Angeles, from Van Gogh’s Irises and Diego Rivera’s Flower Day to The Thinker and The Blue Boy.

Top 10 Most Popular Los Angeles Museums on Instagram

02/27/2014

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Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb. 21-23, 2014

02/21/2014

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From “the World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band,” to International Space Station Day and a pork-wine-bourbon extravaganza, we’ve gathered five of the best events taking place in Los Angeles from Friday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

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