THEATER ö NEXT DOOR TO THE OSCARS
for those who love the movies, and the one undisputed shrine in
the one site at which every Tinseltown pilgrim pays homage,is Grauman's
by the Chinese Theatre on any day of the year, and you'll find
hundreds of tourists milling about the famous forecourt, gazing
down at the stars' footprints, handprints and autographs
immortalized in the legendary cement.
renown forecourt represents a virtual "Who's
Who" of Hollywood superstars, including Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe,
Jimmy Stewart, Shirley Temple, John Wayne,
Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant,
Bing Crosby, Jean Harlow,
Rock Hudson, Bette Davis,
Paul Newman, Judy
Garland, the entire cast of the original "Star
Nicholson and Clint Eastwood - to name just a few.
have only been about 173 star prints made so far, and the
remaining empty space in the theatre's small forecourt is scarce -
so the honor is now reserved solely for true
addition to the handprints, footprints, and signatures, you'll
discover that some of the stars left unique mementos all their own
in the wet cement:
left an imprint of his cigar,
cowboy Gene Autry's
horse "Champion" left his hoof
prints next to his master's footprints (as did Roy
Rogers' palomino "Trigger" and Tom Mix's horse "Tony"),
left an imprint of her famous million-dollar legs,
left the imprint of his fist,
(the little robot) left its tread
are also cement impressions of two famous noses
(Jimmy Durante's "schnozolla" & Bob Hope's "ski nose"),
wire-frame glasses of
silent film star Harold Lloyd,
& William Hart's six-gun
skater Sonja Henie's
even an imprint of comic
Joe E. Brown's big mouth
in 1995, Whoopi Goldberg
clipped off her braids with
a scissors and immortalized her famous locks in the wet cement!
forecourt is open free
of charge to all visitors. You do not have to buy a ticket to a
movie at the theatre to view its famous forecourt.
THE ROOSEVELT HOTEL, FIRST HOME
OF THE OSCARS
street from the Chinese Theater and the first home of the Oscars.
Great place to stay during your visit to
. A wonderful place to
sit by the pool and have drinks, or a wonderful, romantic dinner.
TO FIND THE BEST OF HOLLYWOOD
If you are
smart you will go to this site to find out the best and most
interesting things to see and do in
. This site will take
you from the homes of the most famous to the restaurants that the
stars eat at. From the
schools to the graves of our most famous celebrity alumni.
·you will find it here.
favorite sitcoms, game shows and talk shows.
This site has the tv show tickets and schedules of NBC,
CBS, ABC, The WB,
, Sony and Universal. You
can also get info on how to be in a major motion picture.