Visiting the Stars in Hollywood – The Chinese Theatre Concrete Handprints

We, somewhat surprisingly, LOVED the Chinese Theatre Concrete Handprints in Hollywood. I have to admit, we weren’t that excited about the celebrity side of LA before we got there, but it really felt quite special once we were.

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Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame was opened in 1927 by Sid Grauman. It has been home to many star-studded premieres, including the 1977 launch of George Lucas’ Star Wars, and three Academy Awards ceremonies. However, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is best known as the home of 200 sets of Hollywood celebrity handprints and autographs set in concrete in the forecourt.

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As well as handprints and footprints, there are a number of other items imprinted forever in the concreate. The hair of Whoopi Goldberg, the cigar of Groucho Marx, the wands used by Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, and the guns of Western stars William S. Hart and Roy Rogers (as well as hoof prints by Rogers’ horse Trigger).

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