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HOLLYWOOD TO DO

THE CHINESE THEATER ö NEXT DOOR TO THE OSCARS

Hollywood is a Mecca for those who love the movies, and the one undisputed shrine in Hollywood , the one site at which every Tinseltown pilgrim pays homage,is Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Drive 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.

This 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 Trek," Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood - to name just a few.

There 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 Hollywood superstars.  

In 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:

•Groucho Marx left an imprint of his cigar,

•Singing 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"),

Betty Grable left an imprint of her famous million-dollar legs,

John Wayne left the imprint of his fist,

R2D2 (the little robot) left its tread marks,

There are also cement impressions of two famous noses (Jimmy Durante's "schnozolla" & Bob Hope's "ski nose"),

the wire-frame glasses of silent film star Harold Lloyd,

Al Jolson's knees,

Roy Rogers' & William Hart's six-gun

ice skater Sonja Henie's blades, and

comedian George Burn's ever-present cigar.

There's even an imprint of comic Joe E. Brown's big mouth

And in 1995, Whoopi Goldberg clipped off her braids with a scissors and immortalized her famous locks in the wet cement!

The 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

Across the street from the Chinese Theater and the first home of the Oscars.  Great place to stay during your visit to Hollywood .  A wonderful place to sit by the pool and have drinks, or a wonderful, romantic dinner.
 

LINKS TO FIND THE BEST OF HOLLYWOOD

SEEING-STARS.COM

If you are smart you will go to this site to find out the best and most interesting things to see and do in Los Angeles .  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.  If its Hollywood ·you will find it here.

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See your favorite sitcoms, game shows and talk shows.  This site has the tv show tickets and schedules of NBC, CBS, ABC, The WB, Paramount , Sony and Universal.  You can also get info on how to be in a major motion picture.


 
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