The most interesting part of Hollywood, even if it is just to see the size of the hands or foot of Marilyn or Sofia Loren!
try to battle between tourist, trying to do the same .. try to get the proper shadow .... till a person just cross in front of your photo hehehe .... and adventure ;-)
Sid Grauman constructed in the 20´s as a place for openings and premieres, became very famous on the 30´s and 40´s, in these days you can only see people standing outside doing photos, people dress as actors ... and of course the hands prints .....
"It sure beats the local picture palace full of feckless layabouts back home"
"Looks like a giant Chinese take-away to me"
"Well this 20's concoction is the real McCoy, they had to get all sorts of licences to bring in bells and whatnot to decorate the theatre"
"There must have been thousands of premieres and awards through here over the years"
"They also have their own kind of 'walk of fame' with footprints and handprints of some really big stars from the movies on the forecourt"
"Where are you off ?"
"I'm off to see if any curvy actresses have added their best features to the concrete"
"God, men they are so predictable."
"Do you think you will ever be immortalised in concrete?"
"With my gob, perhaps only as part of the concrete bridge support for a new freeway"
"sooner than you think, perhaps"
If you're looking for this place from the magazine articles with all star's footprints and names written in concrete, you can find this in front of Mann's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. It is also a place from where you can be picked up to see a tv broadcast as an audience member. Tickets and transport are usually free.
You have to see the Graumann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. It is beautiful and very interesting. In front of the theatre you can see foot prints and hand prints of many famous actors and celebrities. You can even see their signatures in some cases.
In 1927, Norma Talmadge and Douglas Fairbanks stepped in a wet concrete slab outside the theater. It was the first of many ceremonies carefully planned out by Sid Grauman (the owner) Now I know that Silvester Stallone doesn't have a big hand, in contrary of what I knew. More than 180 celebrity prints are there. Expect many people and tourists. We didn't see anyone famous.
I bet, they hope those congrete plates to be smaller at the beginning. Where they will put newer ones.
There are hand, foot, and other prints in the cement in front of the theater. Here are the prints from some of the female stars.
There are hand, foot, and other prints in the cement in front of the theater. Here are the prints from some of the male stars.
You will see all kinds of Hollywood characters here - from Spiderman to Wonder Woman to Marilyn Monroe
You can always check out the following site for the upcoming Movie Premieres at Hollywood and Westwood theaters
This is the world-famous Mann's Chinese Theater located right in the center of Hollywood.
A theater in Chinease design. Check out the star footprints outside. Also if you want to see a TV show live, there are studio people out there giving out free tickets.
Check out the pavements in Hollywood,here are the hand and footprints of Marilyn Monroe and Sophie Loren. If only....
Marilyn Monroe's footprints are in front of Gromann's Theatre. Mel Gibson has tiny feet. So did most of the celebrities, but you know, they're all really short too.
Walk along the courtyard of Mann's Chinese Theater.
You'll see the foot and hand prints of many famous actors and actresses.