Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Grauman's Chinese Theatre,Los Angeles

After numerous business trips to Los Angeles I finally decided to play "tourist" and go visit the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre

 Also known as Mann's Chinese Theatre, it’s a movie theater at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. It is on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Chinese Theatre was commissioned following the success of the nearby Grauman's Egyptian Theatre which opened in 1922. Built over 18 months, from January 1926 by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman, the theater opened May 18, 1927, with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's film The King of Kings. It has since been home to many premieres - including the 1977 launch of George Lucas's Star Wars[ and three Academy Awards ceremonies. Among the theater's most distinctive features are the concrete blocks set in the forecourt, which bear the signatures, footprints, and handprints of popular motion picture personalities from the 1920s to the present day, nearly 200 of them.Here some of my favorites.

There are many stories regarding the origins of the footprints...

A bientôt,

Pierre Candra
for NicNat Chat!

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