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.
Tom Mix was the biggest cowboy star in silent movies. On 12-December-1927, Tom and Tony the Wonder Horse visited Grauman's Chinese to leave Tom's hand and boot prints and Tony's hoof prints. I like the caricature of Tom's white hat. The text at the top is hard to read, but I think it says "1000 Good Lucks to/My Pal and Friend S.G."
|Motion Picture Classic, August, 1926|