Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Hollywood Tale: Graumann's Chinese Theater

As the sun sets in the west, the scarlet boots keeps on walking—yes, because that is what they were made to do. A quick stop at the Graumann’s Chinese Theater allowed for some opportunities to step in the prints of showbiz greats. The Chinese opened in 1927 by Sid Grauman and Cecil B. DeMille was the first to premiere a film there.

Aside from finding Gloria Swanson’s foot and hand prints, el zapato rojo imagined legends Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers whose elegant dance routines revolutionized the Hollywood musical;

Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe, who played showgirls and best friends in the musical Gentleman Prefer Blondes; and how the California granola theory might be the absolute truth when she sidled up to none other than the former Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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