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Museum of Death - Hollywood
6031 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Museum of Death is a museum in Hollywood, California and New Orleans. It was established in June 1995 by J. D. Healy and Catherine Shultz with the stated goal being "to make people happy to be alive." The museum displays a wide variety of art and artifacts surrounding the subject of death. Baby coffins are in one section, letters and artwork from various serial killers in another. There are films regarding autopsies as well as graphic photographs of crime victims. There is also a room filled exclusively with taxidermy of various types of animals. The museum's recreation of the Heaven's Gate mass suicide includes the original beds. The most notable item at the museum is the head of French serial killer Henri Landru (1869-1922). In 2014 the museum also acquired Thanatron, one of the original suicide machines built by Jack Kevorkian.
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