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Grauman's Chinese getting painted
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Morris & Associates
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Grauman's Chinese Theatre opened in May 18, 1927, after a construction period of 18 months. The principal architect of the theater was Raymond M. Kennedy of the firm Meyer and Holler. Built to resemble a giant, red Chinese pagoda, the architecture features a huge Chinese dragon across the front, two stone lion-dogs guarding the main entrance, and the silhouettes of tiny dragons up and down the sides of the copper roof. Among the theater's most distinctive features are the concrete blocks set in the courtyard that bear the signatures, footprints, and handprints of popular motion picture personalities from the 1920s to the present day. In 1968 the theater was declared a historic and cultural landmark and from 1973 through 2001, the theatre was known as Mann's Chinese Theatre. In 2002, it was decided that its original name would be reinstated.
Workers are shown painting the building and marquee of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, on November 8, 1950.
1 photograph :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1855
Chinese Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)--Chinese influences
Men--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Meyer & Holler

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