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Grauman's Chinese Theatre
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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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 Grauman's Chinese Theatre was declared a historic and cultural landmark; it continues to serve the public as a first-run movie theater.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre located on Hollywood Boulevard.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA (4303) 4x5; Hollywood-Theaters-Grauman's Chinese.
Chinese Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)--Chinese influences
Grauman, Sid,1879-1950
Kennedy, Raymond M
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Meyer & Holler

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