"Los Angeles- Graumans Chinese Theatre" Hollywood / Hollywood Boulevard Tip by mad4travel

  Liz Taylors and and Footprints
by mad4travel

Grauman's Chinese Theatre is a world-famous movie theatre located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard.

The Chinese Theatre was commissioned following the success of the nearby Grauman's Egyptian Theatre which opened in 1922. Built over 18 months beginning in January 1926 by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman, the theater opened May 18, 1927 with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings.

It has since become one of Southern California's most well known landmarks and is steeped in Hollywood lore, having been home to numerous premieres, birthday parties, corporate junkets and two Academy Awards ceremonies.

Among the theater's most famous traits are the autographed cement blocks that reside in the forecourt, which bear the signatures and markings of many of Hollywood's most revered stars and starlets.

Its an interesting place to wander round for a few minutes looking at all the hand and footprints. I was most amazed at how tiny Elizabeth Taylor and Natalie Woods hand and footprints were.

Address: Los Angeles
Website: http://www.manntheaters.com/chinese/index.php

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