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Grauman's Egyptian Theater

Grauman's Egyptian Theater

Movie Palaces

Grauman's Egyptian Theater

By the early Twenties, enormous, ornate theaters, known as movie palaces had been built in San Francisco and Los Angeles. For several years, C. E. Toberman had attempted to induce Sid Grauman and his father to locate in Hollywood. The two Graumans had come to Los Angeles and built the lavish Million Dollar Theater at Third and Broadway.

Finally, C.E. Toberman convinced Sid Grauman to open the first of the grand Hollywood movie palaces. The Grauman's Egyptian Theatre cost $800,000, was...

Pictures of Grauman’s Egyptian Theater

Pictures of Grauman’s Egyptian Theater

Over the course of the past eighty five years, there have been thousands of pictures taken of Grauman’s Egyptian Theater.  One of the largest collections is on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site.

By the early Twenties, enormous, ornate theaters, known as “movie Palaces” had been built in San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Before the movie palaces came into existence, the theater grew from simple storefronts, with seats, a screen and a projector.  As movies caught on and became a new form of entertainment, businessmen began building theaters that were use for only that purpose. The first theater in Hollywood was the ...