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Beautiful Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
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Security Pacific National Bank 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.
View of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd., as seen from across the street. Several people can be seen in the courtyard, and several more walking along the sidewalk. This is one of the most beautiful theaters in Hollywood, and quite possibly one of the most famous theaters worldwide.
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 24 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Hollywood-Theaters-Grauman's Chinese
Chinese Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Decoration and ornament--Chinese influences
Architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)--Chinese influences
Grauman, Sid,1879-1950
Kennedy, Raymond M
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Meyer & Holler
Slade, Milton.

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