Thursday, October 5, 2017

Graumans Chinese -- Shirley MacLaine -- October 5, 2017

In July, 2012 we paid a return visit to Hollywood and Grauman's Chinese Theater.  Sid Grauman was a San Francisco showman who came to Los Angeles and built three major houses, the Million Dollar, the Egyptian, and the Chinese. The theater has hosted many film premieres, but is most famous for the hand and footprints (and hoofprints and nose prints and other types of prints) in the forecourt.
Shirley MacLaine left her hand and  foot prints in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese on 29-June-1963. I don't know the meaning of "Mean Time" below her signature.  Her next door neighbor is Jack Lemmon, so I assume they were promoting Irma La Douce.  It says "MAGIC-TIME" on his square.  I always enjoy seeing Shirley MacLaine.

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