Graumans Chinese Theatre

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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
  • Graumans Chinese Theatre

    1. 1. Grauman's Chinese Theatre 4.00pm 1 Dec 2009
    2. 2. <ul><li>Transportation : bus </li></ul><ul><li>Entrance fee : forecourt is open for free </li></ul><ul><li>10 usd for a movie ticket </li></ul><ul><li>5 usd visit with tour guide </li></ul><ul><li>Time : forecourt open 24 hour </li></ul><ul><li>Theater open daily </li></ul>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 &quot;Grauman's Chinese Theater&quot; for Sid Grauman. Opened May 1927. 1973 bought by Ted Mann and incorporated int the Mann's Theater chain. Renamed &quot;Mann's Chinese Theater&quot;. On 9 Nov 2001 re-renamed &quot;Grauman's Chinese Theater&quot;. The &quot;Forecourt of the Stars&quot; features foot prints, hand prints and signatures of many Hollywood movie stars.
    3. 3. Design/ concept Picture Client: Sid Grauman  Architect : Raymond Kennedy <ul><li>Design a &quot;palace type theatre&quot; of Chinese design. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>A mixture of oriental style building </li></ul><ul><li>Open space (forecourt) as public attraction </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Chinese style’: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>stone chinese dragon carving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 pair of Authentic Chinese Ming Heavens dogs guard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>silhouettes of tiny dragons up and down the sides of the copper roof </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intend to resemble a giant, red Chinese pagoda </li></ul></ul>Feature
    5. 5. This unique theatre is one of the outstanding landmarks of Hollywood Boulevard, is the scene of 'supercolossal' premieres.
    6. 6. <ul><li>concrete blocks set in the forecourt, with footprint and handprint from popular celebrities since 1920. </li></ul><ul><li>text in the picture: &quot;With many thanks and appreciation to Sid Grauman, Freddie Bartholomew 4-4-36&quot;, &quot;Love to you all - Shirley Temple&quot;, &quot;To Sid with all my sole - Joe E. Brown - My mouth print 3-5-&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>the idea of stamping handprint and footprint was discovered accidentally during the construction work. </li></ul>Attraction

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