Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Grauman's Chinese #23 -- February 20, 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 star Alice Faye left her hand and footprints in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese on 20-March-1938 (I think).  She was 20th Century-Fox's big musical star till Betty Grable replaced her.  Alice Faye went on to marry Phil Harris and star with him in a successful radio show.

I have always loved her version of "You'll Never Know." 

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