This past Wednesday, famed Hollygrove celebrated 100 years in Hollywood and our @Foh_Prgirl was there to help support their astounding work.
Photo of the original building in downtown Los Angeles. Date unknown. Photo via skyscraperpage.
Founded in 1880 as the Los Angeles Orphans Home, Hollygrove has a long history of helping children in the L.A. area, most notably a young resident by the name of Norma Jean Baker, who later went on to become Marilyn Monroe. Until 2005, Hollygrove focused on residential treatment for abused or neglected children in the foster care system. Merging with non-profit EMQ in 2006, today Hollygrove’s focus is on in-home, community-based mental health services.
Taking place at the The Hollywood Museum, the evening kicked off with a VIP preview of the new Marilyn Monroe Exhibit (featuring a bustier on loan from Frederick’s that Marilyn wore in How to Marry a Millionaire). Famed director Rob Reiner was the master of ceremonies and Hollywood luminaries such as Neil Patrick Harris and Busy Phillips were present to help host and show support. The night ended with an amazing fundraising auction that included items such as a meet and greet with the cast of Mad Men, tickets to the American Idol finale show, a VIP wine tour and tasting of the famed Coppola Winery and a stunning assortment of luxurious getaways. For more information about this nationally recognized organization, visit hollygrove.org.
The Hollywood Museum is housed in the historical Max Factor Building, where Max Factor, (the father of modern make-up) worked magic on legendary stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth. The lobby is fully restored to its original Art Deco grandeur with many original displays from the old Max Factor Studio as well as four of the original make-up rooms. You can get info on upcoming exhibits and events at thehollywoodmuseum.com