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Chinese Theatre

The Most Famous Movie House in the World

 
 
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By Craig Baker, April 2, 2021
1. Chinese Theatre Marker
Inscription.  The most famous movie house in the world, built by Sid Grauman. Actress Anna May Wong drove the first rivet in the steel girders when construction began in 1925. Opened with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's “King of Kings” on May 18, 1927. Its magnificent carved ceiling, muraled walls, plush carpeting and ornate columns awed spectators. Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Norma Talmadge were the first to place their hand and foot prints in the forecourt.
 
Erected by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
 
Location. 34° 6.096′ N, 118° 20.452′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Hollywood Boulevard just west of Highland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is
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By Craig Baker, April 2, 2021
2. Chinese Theatres and Marker
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at or near this postal address: 6925 Hollywood Blvd, 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 Heaven Dogs (within shouting distance of this marker); Los Angeles Dodgers (within shouting distance of this marker); El Capitan Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (about 300 feet away); C. C. Brown’s Ice Cream (about 400 feet away); The Hollywood Reporter (about 400 feet away); Award of Excellence KTLA-TV (about 400 feet away); Max Factor Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
More about this marker. The Chinese Theatre is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 55, designated in 1968.
 
Chinese Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 2, 2021
3. Chinese Theatre
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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