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One of our 'self guides' in preparation of an architectural study tour around Los Angeles. UMArchi09

One of our 'self guides' in preparation of an architectural study tour around Los Angeles. UMArchi09

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  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre - do not have much relationship to chinese. Only apply Oriental architecture style, but not purely chinese style.
  • Interior will presented after the visit
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    • 1. Grauman's Chinese Theatre 4.00pm 1 Dec 2009
    • 2.
      • Transportation : bus
      • Entrance fee : forecourt is open for free
      • 10 usd for a movie ticket
      • 5 usd visit with tour guide
      • Time : forecourt open 24 hour
      • Theater open daily
      Los Angeles, CA: Grauman's Chinese Theater Country: United States of America State: California City: Los Angeles Location: Hollywood, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard - Cinema, built 1927 as "Grauman's Chinese Theater" for Sid Grauman. Opened May 1927. 1973 bought by Ted Mann and incorporated int the Mann's Theater chain. Renamed "Mann's Chinese Theater". On 9 Nov 2001 re-renamed "Grauman's Chinese Theater". The "Forecourt of the Stars" features foot prints, hand prints and signatures of many Hollywood movie stars.
    • 3. Design/ concept Picture Client: Sid Grauman  Architect : Raymond Kennedy
      • Design a "palace type theatre" of Chinese design.
    • 4.
      • A mixture of oriental style building
      • Open space (forecourt) as public attraction
      • ‘ Chinese style’:
        • stone chinese dragon carving
        • 1 pair of Authentic Chinese Ming Heavens dogs guard
        • silhouettes of tiny dragons up and down the sides of the copper roof
        • intend to resemble a giant, red Chinese pagoda
      Feature
    • 5. This unique theatre is one of the outstanding landmarks of Hollywood Boulevard, is the scene of 'supercolossal' premieres.
    • 6.
      • concrete blocks set in the forecourt, with footprint and handprint from popular celebrities since 1920.
      • text in the picture: "With many thanks and appreciation to Sid Grauman, Freddie Bartholomew 4-4-36", "Love to you all - Shirley Temple", "To Sid with all my sole - Joe E. Brown - My mouth print 3-5-"
      • the idea of stamping handprint and footprint was discovered accidentally during the construction work.
      Attraction
    • 7.