Back to the FUTURE with The Hollywood Museum and Michael J. Fox


The Hollywood Museum reopened this week on August 4, 2021. The first ever Back to the Future Trilogy exhibit is waiting for YOU! 

At the opening ceremonies, Donelle Dadigan presented a check to the Michael J. Fox Foundation and there were special messages from both Michael J. Fox and Bob Gale. You can watch both in my video above!

Thank you to Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell for participating as well as the many stars who came to show their support! 

On the same day, Mel’s Diner created a NEW BURGER: The Hollywood Museum burger! I loved mine! You can visit the museum and then go next door for your special lunch only available at the Hollywood location. 

“Donelle Dadigan, Founder & President of The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building announced today that the museum would go “Back To The Future” as we re-open to the public, post pandemic, with their blockbuster Back To The Future Trilogy Exhibit.” 

The Hollywood Museum is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave

(Highland Ave and Hollywood Blvd) 

The BTTF Film Franchise creator Bob Gale, who was instrumental in helping to create the BTTF Trilogy Exhibit, has loaned many of his personal never before seen artifacts and props from the films. In addition, the Shea’s have loaned out the Hero DeLorean from the BTTF Part 3 and other original props from the films. 

Dadigan said, “We are so happy to be able too once again welcome our fans from the U.S. and all over the world back to The Hollywood Museum, we have been looking forward to this day, post pandemic. Our priority is the safety of the public and to ensure everyone the best experience as they return to the museum.” 

Lisa Niver and Ruta Lee

Among the other exhibits that await the fans include The Cat Women Exhibit, Marilyn Monroe, Harry Potter, Super Heroes of the 21st Century, Planet of the Apes, Dungeon of Doom, Hannibal Lecter Jail Cell, our definitive Max Factor Collection, and our beautifully restored Lobby with special Exhibits. 

The Hollywood Museum showcases more than 10,000 treasures from Hollywood’s humble beginnings thru today, including film, television, music, showcasing original props, costumes, star cars, and more. 

If you have been to the museum before there is always something new to see, including artifacts specially brought out of the vault and not seen on public display for many years that will once again welcome you to the museum.


Donate to The Michael J. Fox Foundation: Our single, urgent goal: Eliminate Parkinson’s disease in our lifetime.

Read Michael J. Fox’s new book: No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.

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