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Jean Harlow at her 2nd forecourt ceremony outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, September 29, 1933

In this photo, we get to witness Jean Harlow’s second forecourt ceremony outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on September 29, 1933. Unfortunately, her first one, which took place four days earlier didn’t go so well. Sid Grauman wanted to try holding … Continue reading

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Shirley Temple in “Captain January” plays Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, May 1936

Shirley Temple gets her name strung up over Hollywood Boulevard for the May 1936 run of “Captain January” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Not bad for an 8-year-old. This was a good week for Guy Kibbee, too. He costarred with Shirley … Continue reading

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Howard Hughes’s “Hell’s Angels” opens at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with 200 searchlights on May 24, 1930

Whenever I see a spectacular photo of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre that makes me go “Wow! Which premiere that was for?” almost invariably it turns out to be the taken the night of the spare-no-expense night that Howard Hughes’s “Hell’s Angels” … Continue reading

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Grauman’s Chinese Theatre forecourt during the engagement of “Trader Horn”, June 1931

This photo of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre forecourt was taken in June 1931 during the run of Trader Horn. The fact that it’s the Mickey Steps Out poster on display shows how popular Mickey Mouse had become. Grauman’s had only been … Continue reading

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Premiere of Howard Hughes’ Hell’s Angels, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, May 24, 1930

I’ve seen so many photos of the “Hell’s Angels” premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on 24 May, 1930 that I sometimes wonder if Howard Hughes engaged every photographer within a 100-mile radius of Los Angeles. But of all the shots … Continue reading

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“Goldfinger” plays Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, circa late 1964

007’s popularity was in full swing when Goldfinger came to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Christmas Day, 1964. It came in after the 17-week run of Mary Poppins which must have been a hard act to follow. Mind you, the movie … Continue reading

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“Broken Lance” plays Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd, 1954

It wasn’t until I saw this photo showing “Broken Lance” playing Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd in 1954 that I realized with the streetcar painted red as they were, they must have been easy to spot as you peered … Continue reading

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“Island in the Sun” playing at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, 1957

This photo of “Island in the Sun” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre was taken during the summer of 1957. (The movie’s interracial screen kiss between Joan Fontaine and Harry Belafonte caused quite a hullabaloo at the time.) If you look closely … Continue reading

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Grauman’s Chinese Theatre the night of the premiere of Howard Hughes’ “Hell’s Angels,” Hollywood Boulevard, May 27, 1930

The premiere of Howard Hughes’ “Hell’s Angels” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on May 27, 1930 really must have been a super-big deal because there are so many photos taken of that night. Most of them were aerial photos taken from … Continue reading

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“The Hollywood Revue of 1929” premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, June 20, 1929

What a night this must have been: the premiere of MGM’s “The Hollywood Revue of 1929” Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood, June 20, 1929. The cast was a Who’s Who of MGM’s roster including Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Joan Crawford, … Continue reading

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