Screen Source presents:

Mann's Chinese Theater Imprints



In 1927, Norma Talmadge and Douglas Fairbanks stepped in a wet concrete slab outside the theater. It was the first of many ceremonies carefully planned out by Sid Grauman (the owner) and Jean Klossner (the builder). The rest (as they say) is history. The full 'Forecourt of the Stars' at Mann's (formerly Grauman's) Chinese Theater holds the hand and foot imprints of the following 180+ celebrities:

Foot and Hand Print Ceremonies:


Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Ceremony #1, April 30, 1927

Norma Talmadge, Ceremony #2, May 18, 1927

Norma Shearer, Ceremony #3, August 1, 1927

Harold Lloyd, Ceremony #4, November 21, 1927

William S. Hart, Ceremony #5, November 28, 1927

Tom Mix and Tony, Ceremony #6, December 12, 1927

Colleen Moore, Ceremony #7, December 19, 1927

Gloria Swanson, Ceremony #8, circa 1927

Constance Talmadge, Ceremony #9, circa 1927

Charles Chaplin, Ceremony #10, circa January 1928

Pola Negri, Ceremony #11, April 2, 1928

Bebe Daniels, Ceremony #12, May 11, 1929

Marion Davies, Ceremony #13, May 13, 1929

Janet Gaynor, Ceremony #14, May 29, 1929

Joan Crawford, Ceremony #15, September 14, 1929

Ann Harding, Ceremony #16, August 30, 1930

Raoul Walsh, Ceremony #17, November 14, 1930

Wallace Beery and Marie Dressler, Ceremony #18, January 31, 1931

Jackie Cooper, Ceremony #19, December 12, 1931

Eddie Cantor, Ceremony #20, March 9, 1932

Diana Wynyard, Ceremony #21, January 26, 1933

The Marx Brothers, Ceremony #22, February 17, 1933

Jean Harlow, Ceremony #23, September 25, 1933

Jean Harlow, Ceremony #24, September 29, 1933

Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, Ceremony #25, December 4, 1934

Shirley Temple, Ceremony #26, March 14, 1935

Joe E. Brown, Ceremony #27, March 5, 1936

Al Jolson, Ceremony #28, March 12, 1936

Freddie Bartholomew, Ceremony #29, April 4, 1936

Bing Crosby, Ceremony #30, April 8, 1936

Victor McLaglen, Ceremony #31, May 25, 1936

William Powell and Myrna Loy, Ceremony #32, October 20, 1936

Clark Gable and W.S. Van Dyke II, Ceremony #33, January 20, 1937

Dick Powell and Joan Blondell, Ceremony #34, February 10, 1937

Fredric March, Ceremony #35, April 21, 1937

May Robs, Ceremony #36, April 22, 1937

Tyrone Power and Loretta Young, Ceremony #37, May 31, 1937

Sonja Henie, Ceremony #38, June 28, 1937

The Ritz Brothers, Ceremony #39, September 22, 1937

Eleanor Powell, Ceremony #40, December 23, 1937

Don Ameche, Ceremony #41, January 27, 1938

Fred Astaire, Ceremony #42, February 4, 1938

Deanna Durbin, Ceremony #43, February 7, 1938

Alice Faye and Tony Martin, Ceremony #44, March 20, 1938

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Ceremony #45, July 20, 1938

The Dionne Quintuplets and Jean Hersholt, Ceremony #46, October 11, 1938

Mickey Rooney, Ceremony #47, October 18, 1938

Nelson Eddy, Ceremony #48, December 28, 1938

Ginger Rogers, Ceremony #49, September 5, 1939

Judy Garland, Ceremony #50, October 10, 1939

Jane Withers, Ceremony #51, November 6, 1939

Linda Darnell, Ceremony #52, March 18, 1940

Rosa Grauman and George Raft, Ceremony #53, March 25, 1940

John Barrymore, Ceremony #54, September 5, 1940

Jack Benny, Ceremony #55, January 13, 1941

Carmen Miranda, Ceremony #56, March 24, 1941

Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor, Ceremony #57, June 11, 1941

Rudy Vallee, Ceremony #58, July 21, 1941

Cecil B. DeMille, Ceremony #59, August 7, 1941

The Judge James K. Hardy Family, Ceremony #60, August 15, 1941

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Ceremony #61, December 8, 1941

Edward Arnold, Ceremony #62, January 6, 1942

Joan Fontaine, Ceremony #63, May 26, 1942

Red Skelton, Ceremony #64, June 18, 1942

Mrs. Miniver and Greer Garson, Ceremony #65, July 23, 1942

Henry Fonda, Rita Hayworth, Charles Laughton, Edward G. Robinson, and Charles Boyer, Ceremony #66, July 24, 1942

Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, Ceremony #67, February 5, 1943

Betty Grable, Ceremony #68, February 15, 1943

Monty Woolley, Ceremony #69, May 28, 1943

Gary Cooper, Ceremony #70, August 13, 1943

Esther Williams and Private Joe Brain, Ceremony #71, August 1, 1944

Jack Oakie, Ceremony #72, February 21, 1945

Jimmy Durante, Ceremony #73, October 31, 1945

Sid Grauman and Gene Tierney, Ceremony #74, January 24, 1946

Irene Dunne and Rex Harrison, Ceremony #75, July 8, 1946

Margaret O'Brien, Ceremony #76, August 15, 1946

Humphrey Bogart, Ceremony #77, August 21, 1946

Louella O. Parsons, Ceremony #78, September 30, 1946

Ray Milland, Ceremony #79, April 17, 1947

Lauritz Melchior, Ceremony #80, November 17, 1947

James Stewart, Ceremony #81, February 13, 1948

Van Johnson, Ceremony #82, March 25, 1948

George Jessel, Ceremony #83, March 1, 1949

Roy Rogers and Trigger, Ceremony #84, April 21, 1949

Richard Widmark and Charles Nelson, Ceremony #85, April 24, 1949

Jeanne Crain, Ceremony #86, October 17, 1949

Jean Hersholt, Ceremony #87, October 20, 1949

Anne Baxter and Gregory Peck, Ceremony #88, December 15, 1949

Gene Autry and Champion, Ceremony #89, December 23, 1949

John Wayne, Ceremony #90, January 25, 1950

Lana Turner, Ceremony #91, May 24, 1950

Bette Davis, Ceremony #92, November 6, 1950

William Lundigan, Ceremony #93, December 29, 1950

Cary Grant, Ceremony #94, July 16, 1951

Susan Hayward, Ceremony #95, August 10, 1951

Hildegarde Neff and Oskar Werner, Ceremony #96, December 13, 1951

Jane Wyman, Ceremony #97, September 17, 1952

Ava Gardner, Ceremony #98, October 21, 1952

Clifton Webb, Ceremony #99, December 7, 1952

Olivia de Havilland, Ceremony #100, December 9, 1952

Adolph Zukor, Ceremony #101, January 5, 1953

Ezio Pinza, Ceremony #102, January 26, 1953

Effie O'Connor and Donald O'Connor, Ceremony #103, February 25, 1953

Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe, Ceremony #104, June 26, 1953

CinemaScope, The Robe (1953), and Jean Simmons, Ceremony #105, September 24, 1953

Danny Thomas, Ceremony #106, January 26, 1954

James Mason, Ceremony #107, March 30, 1954

Alan Ladd, Ceremony #108, May 12, 1954

Edmund Purdom, Ceremony #109, August 30, 1954

Van Heflin, Ceremony #110, October 8, 1954

George Murphy, Ceremony #111, November 8, 1954

Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr, Ceremony #112, March 22, 1956

Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and George Stevens, Ceremony #113, September 26, 1956

Elmer C. Rhoden, Ceremony #114, September 16, 1958

Rosalind Russell, Ceremony #115, February 19, 1959

Cantinflas, Ceremony #116, December 28, 1960

Doris Day, Ceremony #117, January 19, 1961

Natalie Wood, Ceremony #118, December 5, 1961

Charlton Heston, Ceremony #119, January 18, 1962

Sophia Loren, Ceremony #120, July 26, 1962

Kirk Douglas, Ceremony #121, November 1, 1962

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Ceremony #122, May 25, 1963

Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, Ceremony #123, June 29, 1963

Mervyn LeRoy, Ceremony #124, October 15, 1963

Hayley Mills, Ceremony #125, February 22, 1964

Dean Martin, Ceremony #126, March 21, 1964

Peter Sellers, Ceremony #127, June 3, 1964

Debbie Reynolds, Ceremony #128, January 14, 1965

Marcello Mastroianni, Ceremony #129, February 8, 1965

Frank Sinatra, Ceremony #130, July 20, 1965

Julie Andrews, Ceremony #131, March 26, 1966

Dick Van Dyke, Ceremony #132, June 25, 1966

Steve McQueen, Ceremony #133, March 21, 1967

Sidney Poitier, Ceremony #134, June 23, 1967

Anthony Quinn, Ceremony #135, December 21, 1968

Danny Kaye, Ceremony #136, October 19, 1969

Gene Kelly, Ceremony #137, November 24, 1969

Francis X. Bushman, Ceremony #138, November 17, 1970

Ali MacGraw, Ceremony #139, December 14, 1972

Jack Nicholson, Ceremony #140, June 17, 1974

Mayor Tom Bradley and Ted Mann, Ceremony #141, May 18, 1977

The Chinese Theatre's Fiftieth Anniversary, Ceremony #142, May 24, 1977

Star Wars (1977) characters, See-Threepio, Artoo-Detoo, and Lord Darth Vader, and Anthony Daniels, Ceremony #143, August 3, 1977

George Burns, Ceremony #144, January 25, 1979

John Travolta, Ceremony #145, June 2, 1980

Burt Reynolds, Ceremony #146, September 24, 1981

Rhonda Fleming, Ceremony #147, September 28, 1981

Sylvester Stallone, Ceremony #148, June 29, 1983

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Ceremony #149, May 16, 1984

Donald Duck and Clarence "Ducky" Nash, Ceremony #150, May 21, 1984

Clint Eastwood, Ceremony #151, August 21, 1984

Mickey Rooney, Ceremony #152, February 18, 1986

Eddie Murphy and Hollywood's 100th Anniversary, Ceremony #153, May 14, 1987

"Star Trek's" Twenty-fifth Anniversary (1966-1991); and its creator Gene Roddenberry, and featured players William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, and George Takei, Ceremony #154, December 5, 1991

Harrison Ford, Ceremony #155, June 4, 1992

Michael Keaton, Ceremony #156, June 15, 1992

Tom Cruise, Ceremony #157, June 15, 1992

Mel Gibson, Ceremony #158, August 23, 1993

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ceremony #159, July 15, 1994

Meryl Streep, Ceremony #160, September 25, 1994

Whoopi Goldberg, Ceremony #161, February 2, 1995

Bruce Willis, Ceremony #162, May 18, 1995

Steven Seagal, Ceremony #163, July 10, 1995

Jim Carrey, Ceremony #164, November 1, 1995

Johnny Grant, Ceremony #165, May 13, 1997

Robert Zemeckis, Ceremony #166, July 8, 1997

Michael Douglas, Ceremony #167, September 10, 1997

Al Pacino, Ceremony #168, October 16, 1997

Denzel Washington, Ceremony #169, January 15, 1998

Walter Matthau, Ceremony #170, April 2, 1998

Warren Beatty, Ceremony #171, May 21, 1998

Danny Glover, Ceremony #172, July 7, 1998

Tom Hanks, Ceremony #173, July 23, 1998

Robin Williams, Ceremony #174, December 22, 1998

Susan Sarandon, Ceremony #175, January 11, 1999

William F. "Bill" Hertz, Ceremony #176, March 18, 1999

Ron Howard, Ceremony #177, March 23, 1999

Sean Connery, Ceremony #178, April 13, 1999

Richard Gere, Ceremony #179, July 26, 1999

Terry Semel and Bob Daly, Ceremony #180, September 30, 1999

Photos of recent handprint and footprint ceremonies.

Love the feel of concrete? In addition to hands and feet, there are noses (Jimmy Durante), fists (John Wayne) and legs (Betty Grable). Other items include screenplays and personal articles. Also, no two slabs are the same size or shape.

The theater can be found at 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028., or phone 323-464-6266.

Updated October 5, 1999


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