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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Chinese Theater History and Photos on hollywoodphotographs.com

Grauman’s Chinese Theater History and Photos on www.hollywoodphotographs.com website

Towering majestly above the 6900 block of Hollywood Boulevard is the wondrously impressive  Chinese Theater, the most famous motion picture theater in the world.  Completed in 1927, it was the last theater constructeerd under the auspices of Sid Grauman, probably the best known exhibitor in film history, who was alternatively (and appropriately) called “Hollywood’s Master Showman,” “The PT Barnum of The Movies,”  “The Ziegfield of Hollywood,” and “The Little Giant of Show Biz.”

After building some theaters in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Sid Grauman turned his attention to Hollywood. He contacted real estate developer, Charles...

Peter O'Toole Immortalized in Grauman's Chinese Theater Forecourt

PETER TOOLE IMMORTALIZED IN GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER FORECOURT

He was Lawrence of Arabia, Beckett and the man of the year in My Favorite Year. On April 30, 2011, he was immortalized in cement among the gallery of over 200 other films stars in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. He is the one and only Peter O’Toole.

Angelica Houston, Jane Powell, Barbara Hershey and other celebrities and a large group of his fans from the past 50 years came to see Peter place his hands and footprints into a specially mixed “gold dust” color of cement. The first of it’s kind, in the 80 year history of this Hollywood tradition, took place in 1927 with Mary Pickford and Douglas...