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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1920/00/00 Douglas Fairbanks Owner Contruction begins on Graumann's Chinese Theatre, two giant Heaven Dogs brought from China are original
1920/00/00 Mary Pickford Owner Contruction begins on Graumann's Chinese Theatre, two giant Heaven Dogs brought from China are original
1927/05/18 Cecil B DeMille Director Grauman's Chinese Theatre opens with the premiere of Cecil B DeMille's film "The King of Kings"
1933/03/23 Merian C Cooper Director Kong cast and crew attend the "King Kong" Hollywood premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater. In the forecourt, the 'big head bust' is displayed with palm trees. Inside, The Dance of the Sacred Ape is performed by a troupe of Black dancers. King Kong
1933/04/00 Ray Harryhausen Audience Member Ray Harryhausen is inspired to create stop-motion animation while watching "King Kong" at Grauman's Chinese. In the forecourt, he admires the 15 ft high 'big head bust'. His aunt, who worked for Sid Grauman's invalid mother, had been given 3 tickets. King Kong
1939/08/15 Judy Garland Actress "The Wizard of Oz" premieres at Graumann's Chinese Theatre. The Wizard of Oz
1939/08/15 Victor Fleming Director "The Wizard of Oz" premieres at Graumann's Chinese Theatre. The Wizard of Oz
1939/08/15 Jack Haley Actor "The Wizard of Oz" premieres at Graumann's Chinese Theatre. The Wizard of Oz
1964/08/27 Walt Disney Producer Mary Poppins' world premiere is held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Mary Poppins (film)
1964/08/27 Walt Disney Studio Studio Mary Poppins' world premiere is held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Mary Poppins (film)
1964/08/27 Robert Stevenson (director) Director Mary Poppins' world premiere is held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Mary Poppins (film)
1964/08/27 Ed Wynn Actor Mary Poppins' world premiere is held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Mary Poppins (film)
1977/05/25 George Lucas Director "Star Wars" opens in 32 theaters across the United States. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

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Particulars for Graumann's Chinese Theatre:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Chinese Style
Area of Significance Entertainment- Recreation
Cinema Attribute IMAX
Historic Use Movie Palace
Current Use Movie Theater
Area of Significance Theater




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