Grauman’s Chinese Theatre under construction, circa summer 1926.jpg

Grauman's Chinese Theatre under construction, circa summer 1926Here we have a rare shot of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre being built. It broke ground on January 9, 1926, so this shot was probably taken in summer of 1926. We can see the Garden Court apartments to the west of it (below), and the Hollywood Hotel to the (east.) But look how packed with trees the area is. And they all seem to full and lush and green. Oh yeah, that’s right, it’s back when we used to get rain…

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2 Responses to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre under construction, circa summer 1926.jpg

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Spectacular pic! Sure wish everything was still as it was in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

    Here’s one of Sid Grauman in 1928 with the forecourt’s Christmas tree. Looks like Santa’s face on the tree box. A simple yet still stunning display, wouldn’t you agree?

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/71/d7/66/71d7665372bcbd02eb1e197ae3222f03.jpg

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean

  2. OMG! I love it! And love you. Lou.