Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is a movie theater located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. It is located along 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, 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 film The King of Kings. It has since been home to many premieres, birthday parties, corporate junkets 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.

There are nearly 200 Hollywood celebrity handprints, footprints, and autographs in the concrete of the theater’s forecourt.

Photos for old foot, hand prints..

Jane Russel and Marliyn Monroe  1953 ” Watch the video when they arrived the theatre to make their prints” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JfMLj0tfAY&feature=related

Jack Nicholson 1974

and many others like the next names with the exactly date of their hand, foot prints..

  • Norma Talmadge (post dated for the opening day May 18, 1927)
  • Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (April 30, 1927)
  • Norma Shearer (August 1, 1927)
  • Harold Lloyd (November 21, 1927)
  • William S. Hart (November 28, 1927)
  • Tom Mix and Tony the Wonder Horse (December 12, 1927)
  • Colleen Moore (December 19, 1927)
  • Gloria Swanson (circa 1927)
  • Constance Talmadge (circa 1927)
  • Pola Negri (April 2, 1928)
  • Bebe Daniels (May 11, 1929)
  • Marion Davies (May 13, 1929)
  • Janet Gaynor (May 29, 1929)
  • Joan Crawford (September 14, 1929)
  • Ann Harding (August 30, 1930)
  • Raoul Walsh (November 14, 1930)
  • Wallace Beery and Marie Dressler (January 31, 1931)
  • Jackie Cooper (December 12, 1931)
  • Eddie Cantor (March 9, 1932)
  • Diana Wynyard (January 26, 1933)
  • The Marx Brothers (February 17, 1933)
  • Jean Harlow (September 25 and September 29, 1933)
  • Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald (December 4, 1934)
  • Shirley Temple (March 14, 1935)
  • Joe E. Brown (March 5, 1936)
  • Al Jolson (March 12, 1936)
  • Freddie Bartholomew (April 4, 1936)
  • Bing Crosby (April 8, 1936)
  • Victor McLaglen (May 25, 1936)
  • William Powell and Myrna Loy (October 20, 1936)
  • Clark Gable and Woody Van Dyke (January 20, 1937)
  • Dick Powell and Joan Blondell (February 10, 1937)
  • Fredric March (April 21, 1937)
  • May Robson (April 22, 1937)
  • Tyrone Power and Loretta Young (May 31, 1937)
  • Sonja Henie (June 28, 1937)
  • The Ritz Brothers (September 22, 1937)
  • Eleanor Powell (December 23, 1937)
  • Don Ameche (January 27, 1938)
  • Fred Astaire (February 4, 1938)
  • Deanna Durbin (February 7, 1938)
  • Alice Faye and Tony Martin (March 20, 1938)
  • Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy (July 20, 1938)
  • Jean Hersholt (October 11, 1938)
  • Mickey Rooney (October 18, 1938)
  • Nelson Eddy (December 28, 1938)
  • Ginger Rogers (September 5, 1939)
  • Judy Garland (October 10, 1939)
  • Jane Withers (November 6, 1939)
  •  

  • Linda Darnell (March 18, 1940)
  • Rosa Grauman and George Raft (March 25, 1940)
  • John Barrymore (September 5, 1940)
  • Jack Benny (January 13, 1941)
  • Carmen Miranda (March 24, 1941)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor (June 11, 1941)
  • Rudy Vallee (July 21, 1941)
  • Cecil B. DeMille (August 7, 1941)
  • The Family of Judge James K. Hardy (August 15, 1941)
  • Abbott and Costello (December 8, 1941)
  • Edward Arnold (January 6, 1942)
  • Joan Fontaine (May 26, 1942)
  • Red Skelton (June 18, 1942)
  • Greer Garson (July 23, 1942)
  • Henry Fonda, Rita Hayworth, Charles Boyer, Edward G. Robinson, and Charles Laughton (July 24, 1942)
  • Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour (February 5, 1943)
  • Betty Grable (February 15, 1943)
  • Monty Woolley (May 28, 1943)
  • Gary Cooper (August 13, 1943)
  • Esther Williams and Private Joe Brian (August 1, 1944)
  • Gene Tierney (January 24, 1945)
  • Jack Oakie (February 21, 1945)
  • Jimmy Durante (October 31, 1945)
  • Sid Grauman (January 24, 1946)
  • Irene Dunne and Rex Harrison (July 8, 1946)
  • Margaret O’Brien (August 15, 1946)
  • Humphrey Bogart (August 21, 1946)
  • Louella Parsons (September 30, 1946)
  • Ray Milland (April 17, 1947)
  • Lauritz Melchior (November 17, 1947)
  • James Stewart (February 13, 1948)
  • Van Johnson (March 25, 1948)
  • George Jessel (March 1, 1949)
  • Roy Rogers and Trigger (April 21, 1949)
  • Richard Widmark and Charles Nelson (April 24, 1949)
  • Jeanne Crain (October 17, 1949)
  • Jean Hersholt (October 20, 1949)
  • Anne Baxter and Gregory Peck (December 15, 1949)
  • Gene Autry and Champion (December 23, 1949)
  •  

  • John Wayne (January 25, 1950)
  • Lana Turner (May 24, 1950)
  • Bette Davis (November 6, 1950)
  • William Lundigan (December 29, 1950)
  • Cary Grant (July 16, 1951)
  • Susan Hayward (August 10, 1951)
  • Hildegard Knef (as Hildegarde Neff) (December 13, 1951)
  • Oskar Werner (December 13, 1951)
  • Jane Wyman (September 17, 1952)
  • Ava Gardner (October 21, 1952)
  • Clifton Webb (December 7, 1952)
  • Olivia de Havilland (December 9, 1952)
  • Adolph Zukor (January 5, 1953)
  • Ezio Pinza (January 26, 1953)
  • Donald O’Connor and mother Effie (February 25, 1953)
  • Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell (June 26, 1953)
  • Jean Simmons (September 24, 1953)
  • Danny Thomas (January 26, 1954)
  • James Mason (March 30, 1954)
  • Alan Ladd (May 12, 1954)
  • Edmund Purdom (August 30, 1954)
  • Van Heflin (October 8, 1954)
  • George Murphy (November 8, 1954)
  • Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr (March 22, 1956)
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and George Stevens (September 26, 1956)
  • Elmer C. Rhoden (September 16, 1958)
  • Rosalind Russell (February 19, 1959)
  • Cantinflas (December 28, 1960)
  • Doris Day (January 19, 1961)
  • Natalie Wood (December 5, 1961)
  • Charlton Heston (January 18, 1962)
  • Sophia Loren (July 26, 1962)
  • Kirk Douglas (November 1, 1962)
  • Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (May 25, 1963)
  • Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine (June 29, 1963)
  • Mervyn LeRoy (October 15, 1963)
  • Hayley Mills (February 22, 1964)
  • Dean Martin (March 21, 1964)
  • Peter Sellers (June 3, 1964)
  • Debbie Reynolds (January 14, 1965)
  • Marcello Mastroianni (February 8, 1965)
  • Frank Sinatra (July 20, 1965)
  • Julie Andrews (March 26, 1966)
  • Dick Van Dyke (June 25, 1966)
  • Steve McQueen (March 21, 1967)
  • Sidney Poitier (June 23, 1967)
  • Anthony Quinn (December 21, 1968)
  • Danny Kaye (October 19, 1969)
  • Gene Kelly (November 24, 1969)
  • Ali MacGraw (December 14, 1972)
  • Jack Nicholson (June 17, 1974)
  • Tom Bradley and Ted Mann (May 18, 1977)
  • Herbie the love bug (date unknown).
  • The Chinese Theatre’s 50th Anniversary (May 24, 1977)
  • C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), R2-D2, and Darth Vader (August 3, 1977)
  • George Burns (January 25, 1979)
  • John Travolta (June 2, 1980)
  • Burt Reynolds (September 24, 1981)
  • Rhonda Fleming (September 28, 1981)
  • Sylvester Stallone (June 29, 1983)
  • George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (May 16, 1984)
  • Donald Duck and Clarence Nash (May 21, 1984)
  • Clint Eastwood (August 21, 1984)
  • Mickey Rooney (February 18, 1986)
  • Eddie Murphy and Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary (May 14, 1987)
  • Gene Roddenberry, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan, George Takei, and Walter Koenig (December 5, 1991)
  • Harrison Ford (June 4, 1992)
  • Michael Keaton (June 15, 1992)
  • Tom Cruise (June 15, 1992)
  • Mel Gibson (August 23, 1993)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (July 14, 1994)
  • Meryl Streep (September 25, 1994)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (February 2, 1995)
  • Bruce Willis (May 18, 1995)
  • Steven Seagal (July 10, 1995)
  • Jim Carrey (November 1, 1995)
  • Johnny Grant (May 13, 1997)
  • Robert Zemeckis (July 8, 1997)
  • Michael Douglas (September 10, 1997)
  • Al Pacino (October 16, 1997)
  • Denzel Washington (January 15, 1998)
  • Walter Matthau (April 2, 1998)
  • Warren Beatty (May 21, 1998)
  • Danny Glover (July 7, 1998)
  • Tom Hanks (July 23, 1998)
  • Robin Williams (December 22, 1998)
  • Susan Sarandon (January 11, 1999)
  • William F. “Bill” Hertz (March 18, 1999)
  • Ron Howard (March 23, 1999)
  • Sean Connery (April 13, 1999)
  • Richard Gere (July 26, 1999)
  • Terry Semel and Bob Daly (September 30, 1999)
  • Well, Ofcourse there is more for now adays celebrities.. but I just mentioned the old celebrities..

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