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Chinese Heaven Dogs

Ming Dynasty 1403 - 1643

 
 
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By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
1. Chinese Heaven Dogs Marker
Inscription.  Heaven Dogs were believed by the Chinese to ward off evil spirits and were widely used to guard the sacred Ming Tombs in the interior of China. They were first introduced in the reign of Huo Pin in 117 BC and achieved their greatest vogue in the dynasties of Tang and Sung. (Marker Number 55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 117.
 
Location. 34° 6.109′ N, 118° 20.46′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Hollywood Boulevard west of Highland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located next to the front door of the famous Chinese Theater. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinese Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Los Angeles Dodgers (within shouting distance of this marker); Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (about 300 feet
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By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
2. Chinese Heaven Dog & Marker
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away, measured in a direct line); El Capitan Theatre (about 300 feet away); C. C. Brown’s Ice Cream (about 300 feet away); The Hollywood Reporter (about 400 feet away); Award of Excellence KTLA-TV (about 400 feet away); Max Factor Building (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
More about this marker. The Chinese Theater is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 55, designated in 1968.
 
Chinese Heaven Dogs image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
3. Chinese Heaven Dogs
400-600-year-old statues, one on each side of the entrance. Located among the celebrity footprints in front of the TCL Chinese Theater, formerly Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
Chinese Theater image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 27, 2018
4. Chinese Theater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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