Video: Business is always dead at this grisly Hollywood museum
Cathee Shultz and J.D. Healy have collected the possessions of serial killers, the mummified heads of decapitated mass murderers and such things as photos of celebrity crime and autopsy scenes for years. Portions of their collection have been on display at their Museum of Death in Hollywood since the first of the year. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Christine Labbee, 22, of Ventura gets a closer look at an exhibit on the Heaven’s Gate cult suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, near San Diego, in 1997. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Jeffrey Howell, 29, of Highland Park looks at a display showing Liberace’s cat Candy and Jayne Mansfield’s Chihuahua. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Christine Labbee looks through a room that includes an exhibit on Charles Manson. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
A death mask of notorious gangster John Dillinger (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Christine Labbee gets a closer look at an exhibit in the war room. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Dina Castanada, 23, of Santa Fe Springs and Artemio Lomas, 24, of Anaheim watch a film showing real death scenes. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Christine Labbee is surrounded in the specimen room. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Gruesome crime and accident photos, the head of a French murderer and serial killers’ possessions are among items on display at the Museum of Death.
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