It's really quite simple...
Tired of watching historic pieces from cinemas history dissaper into private collections never to be seen again, currator Emmett James set out with a mission: to buy back peoples childhood film memories and house them around the country so EVERYBODY had a chance to visit and enjoy them.
Founded in 2010, SAVE HOLLYWOOD is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to preserving pop culture for future generations. A museum without a perminent home, all completely by design. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since the inception of cinema and television, and to preserving that work for future generations. In a remarkably short time, SAVE HOLLYWOOD has developed one of the nation's most renowned traveling collections. Now numbering over 500 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors at locations throughout the United States.
Mission & Vision Statement
SAVE HOLLYWOOD's mission is to be the defining traveling museum of film and television pop culture. SAVE HOLLYWOOD engages audiences through an ambitious program of exhibitions, collection and education. SAVE HOLLYWOOD identifies and supports the most significant and memorable artifacts of its time, places it in historical context, and links it to contemporary culture. SAVE HOLLYWOOD provides leadership by actively fostering and presenting culturally significant work, from all forms of pop culture.
SAVE HOLLYWOOD aims to educate, entertain and inspire visitors by exploring the dynamic history of the second half of the 20th century and beyond through the examination of the reciprocal relationship between film & television and popular culture. Fundamental to the museum’s mission is the promotion of a deeper understanding of modern history easily accessible through the creative study of the evolution of film & television entertainment.
SAVE HOLLYWOOD's visitors will have a chance to gauge how much our nation has changed, to understand how and why some of our collective views and tastes have evolved, to think about how film & television has influenced their own lives, as well as to consider what might come next.
This is a fresh approach to telling entertianments story. Central to the mission is to offer exhibitions grounded in culture and experience, rather than just academic authority. Nothing can quite compare to the emotional response that artifacts and actual documents inspire. If words and images were sufficient museums would serve no purpose. Actual artifacts can attract, grab, and hold the visitor’s attention and spark the imagination, opening the way for a fresh look at something that is so familiar that it may otherwise be taken for granted. A museum is only possible with an artifact collection to support it, SAVE HOLLYWOOD hopes to distinguish itself as providing film and television's material heritage offering artifacts to institutions around the world. Its exhibits will be inviting to everyone, and each visitor will be able to see some part of themselves in their story.
SAVE HOLLYWOOD's artifacts provided the most esteemed, comprehensive, and non-duplicable collection of its kind.
ALL OF OUR ORIGINAL COSTUMES AND PROPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LOAN WORLDWIDE FOR YOUR MUSEUM OR EXHIBITION NEEDS. LONG OR SHORT TERM CONTRACTS OFFERED. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO SEE OUR COMPLETE LIST OF ICONIC MEMORABILLA.