This is where all Hollywood theater films produced debuted up until 1960. Opened in 1927, it was the most impressive and grand theater of its kind. Its name was changed to Mann's Chinese Theater but returned to it's original name in 2002.
If there is something you must see while in Hollywood, it is this theater, it's opulent Asian style facade grabs you as you cross the street or approach from the sidewalks.
The concrete blocks that hold over two hundred famed stars from as early as the 1920s is one of its main exterior features. Back when it was opened it premiered Cecile B. DeMille's "The King of Kings". Other prominent features is the forecourt of the stars; the hand prints and footprints. Eddie Murphy was my pick, and I found myself laughing thinking back to his movie 'Coming to America'.
PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today!
the hand paints inside the Grauman's Chinese Theater and various hollywood actors and actresses and even international famous celebrities have their customized hand prints here in front of the grauman's chinese theater and you can pose at the hand prints of your favorite celebrity for free as this place is open 24/7 as it sits just at the front of the chinese theater.
Hello Star Hunters! You have got to take this tour with Marco - he is from Italy trying to become a famous actor. He is so funny!!! We would come upon joggers and he would say something like "she is pretty, is she famous??? Oh no, not so famous..." and the like all the tour long. Paris Hilton was in jail at the time and when we went by the house he said something like "I hope Tincker Bell will not be too lonely..." LOL - he drives up and down the hillsides like he is in a race car...but it is all fun. Our family is still saying all kinds of Marco-isms. It was a delight! You will see homes in Beverly Hills and Belaire: Mr. Sean Connery, Nick Cage, Snoop Dog, Nancy and Ronald Regan (past home), Steve Martin, Christine Agulara, and many, many others.
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 .....
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 ;-)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out the pavements in Hollywood,here are the hand and footprints of Marilyn Monroe and Sophie Loren. If only....
Walk along the courtyard of Mann's Chinese Theater.
You'll see the foot and hand prints of many famous actors and actresses.
I bet, they hope those congrete plates to be smaller at the beginning. Where they will put newer ones.
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