Friday, January 18, 2013

Graumann's Chinese #22 -- January 18, 2013

In July, 2012 we paid a return visit to Hollywood and Grauman's Chinese Theater.  Sid Grauman was a San Francisco showman who came to Los Angeles and built three major houses, the Million Dollar, the Egyptian, and the Chinese. The theater has hosted many film premieres, but is most famous for the hand and footprints (and hoofprints and nose prints and other types of prints) in the forecourt.

Musical stars Joan Blondell and Dick Powell, who were married at the time, left their hand and footprints in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese on 10-February-1937.   "Thanks a million Sid" wrote Dick Powell.  "Thanks two million!" wrote Joan Blondell. 

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