Grauman’s Chinese Theatre has been such a fixture on the Hollywood cityscape that it can be hard to remember that it started out as a hole in the ground. Remarkably, someone though to take a photo of that hole. The project broke ground January 1926 so this was taken around then. We can see a glimpse of Hollywood Boulevard in the bottom left corner. But as we can also see in the background, Hollywood back then was mainly a suburban area with lots of houses, apartment blocks and trees, with not a tacky souvenir store in sight!