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Managed by the Carolwood Foundation, Walt's Barn seeks to preserve his abiding love for all things rail related. The barn served as the operations center for the miniature railroad Disney constructed at his Holmby Hills home in 1950. Built to a 1/8th scale, the railroad was completely operational as the "Carolwood Pacific Railroad" till 1953. While Disney was alive, he used the barn as a workshop, where he tinkered for hours over his railroading hobby. The barn today is open to the public for those who would like a closer peak into the legendary entrepreneurs favorite pastime. Open every third Sunday of the month from 11a to 3p, visitors can visit the barn and see the model trains, personal artifacts, and work benches he made himself, all under one roof.
Run by the Burbank Historical Society, the Gordon R. Howard Museum is located in the historical Victorian Mentzer House. Built in 1887, you can explore this historic home and admire interesting displays and artifacts about life in the past. This small museums showcases the local Burbank history where you can view photographs that show the evolution of Burbank from a small settlement to an entertainment wonder. Tours are by appointment only.
Gene Autry opened this museum in 1988 to showcase western history. The museum features several rotating exhibits as well as a permanent collection. Art and artifacts from the Old West are on display, from the West's prehistoric roots to the 20th Century's Hollywood glamorization of the Wild West. Using film, radio and television clips, and a hands-on discovery center for children, the museum sheds a bright light on this part of the nation's heritage.
This is the first major movie studio to open a museum dedicated to memorabilia from its films. Showcased in the museum are costumes, props, animation cells, letters and more, collected over 75 years since Warner Bros opened. The museum showcases the four Oscars the studio has won, one of them for the first talkie, 'The Jazz Singer' (1927). Specific items on display include the clothes and piano from 'Casablanca', Vanessa Redgrave's pumpkinseed dress from 'Camelot', John Wayne's saddle and chaps, and James Dean's 500 motorcycle. The museum can be seen as part of the Warner Bros VIP Studio tour. Children under eight years of age are not permitted.
George Westmore Research Library & Museum was created to honor the creation Hollywood make-up and hair industry. George Westmore has a hairdresser who created the first Hollywood makeup and hair department. You can look at pictures and memorabilia from the time when the actors would have to do their own makeup with their own products to the impressive industry it is today. Visits are by appointment only.
The Hollywood Bowl Museum is home to some of the best Hollywood legends the film industry ever witnessed. The main attraction here is a 10 minute video, which will enrich any visit to this legendary outdoor amphitheater. The film features the first ever recording here, as well as footage of a number of legendary performances over the years. Some of the highlights of the other exhibits include original designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Soundscape that lets you explore the myriad possibilities of sound and the GTE Museum Resource Center, which allows visitors to use computers to access thousands of photos, documents and video clips. Check website for varying open dates.