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More Vintage Chinese Theater Photos

Photo of Chinese Theater groundbreaking

In January 1926, the groundbreaking ceremony for Grauman's Chinese Theater was held. Thirteen months later, the theater held its grand opening. (L-R) Sid Grauman, Charles Chaplin, Norma Talmadge, Conrad Nagel & Anna Mae Wong.

Vintage photo of Grumman's Chinese Theater

February 1927, Grauman's Chinese Theater was nearing construction as seen in this photo. Today, the theater is the number one tourist attraction in Hollywood.

Photo of Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford

1927:  A few week's before Grauman's Chinese Theater had its grand opening on May 18, 1927, Sid Grauman asked Mary Pickford and her husband, Douglas Fairbanks to come to the theater and place their hand and footprints in the theater's forecourt.

Old photo of Premiere at Chinese Theater

One of Hollywood's most popular traditions was the grand movie premieres. Here is a photo of the 1944 premiere of a movie at Grauman's Chinese Theater.

Vintage photo of Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell

After the 1953 film, Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, was released, two of the film's stars, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell placed their hand and footprints in Grauman's Chinese Theater's forecourt.

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