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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 Sr 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".
1927/05/18 Sid Grauman Owner 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 In the forecourt of Grauman's, Ray Harryhausen admires the 15 ft 'big head bust'. Ray will be inspired to create stop-motion animation by watching "King Kong". His aunt, who worked for Sid Grauman's invalid mother, had been provided 3 tickets by Sid. King Kong
1939/08/15 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio "The Wizard of Oz" premieres at Graumann's Chinese Theatre. The Wizard of Oz (film)
1939/08/15 Victor Fleming Director "The Wizard of Oz" premieres at Graumann's Chinese Theatre. The Wizard of Oz (film)
1939/08/15 Jack Haley Actor "The Wizard of Oz" premieres at Graumann's Chinese Theatre. The Wizard of Oz (film)
1939/08/15 Judy Garland Actress "The Wizard of Oz" premieres at Graumann's Chinese Theatre. The Wizard of Oz (film)
1939/10/10 Judy Garland Actress At the "Babes In Arms" premiere, Mickey watches as Garland places her hand and footprints in Grauman's forecourt. Judy will later tell how the cement bonded her fake fingernails to her real ones and she had to have the studio chip the glamour off. Babes in Arms (film)
1939/10/13 Busby Berkeley Director "Babes in Arms" premieres on 13 October 1939, going on to be one of the ten highest grossing films of the year. According to MGM records it earned $2,311,000 in the US and Canada and $1,024,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $1,542,000. Babes in Arms (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)
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)
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 Theatre




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