I normally like to post photos that can give us a clean and clear glimpse into the past, but every now and then along comes a photo like this one: obviously just a quick snapshot that captures a real moment. I don’t recall seeing that “GRAUMAN’S CHINESE” sign on the side of the marquee before, and I love how the awning stretched all the way to the curb. This photo was taken during the run of “A Farewell to Arms”, which played December 1957 to February 1958.
Susan says: “That awning stretched out to the curb as shelter for the ticket booth for decades. It was removed when Grauman’s was attempting to restore itself to what it looked like originally when it first opened. That awning also extended behind the ticket booth way back into the courtyard; a welcome relief if you were in that part of the entrance lineup to shelter from the sun at a matinee. That little girl on the side walk has on a ‘hit’ fashion for ladies and little gals alike in the later half of the 50s, a shrug sweater.”