Seen The Footprints At Grauman's Chinese Theatre

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"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul."
--
Marilyn Monroe

After the conclusion of the
CrossFit Games today, J and I drove over to Hollywood Blvd to check out the star walk and Grauman's Chinese Theatre. This place is rich with movie history. Since its grand opening in 1927, the theatre has hosted the Academy Awards three times and been the site of some of the most incredible movie premieres, including Star Wars in 1977.
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The most famous aspect of the theatre is that there are hand and footprints from many, many well-known actors and actresses. When we got there, tons of people were staring at the floor to see all the imprints in the cement ground.
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There were way too many to count, but some of the ones I liked were
Clint Eastwood's "You Made My Day" and Shirley Temple's tiny hands.
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Of course,
Sid Grauman was the one that wanted to build this theatre, so it was cool to see his prints as well.
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I compared shoes with
John Wayne. Wow, he had small feet.
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The coins in this fountain go to benefit
Hollygrove, an orphanage that Marilyn Monroe stayed at for a short period of time. Marilyn used to come to the theatre and draw inspiration from the footprints.
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This is just a small sampling of the foot and hand prints that are there. There are so many, and it was cool to see them. It was also pretty awesome to see the stars that adorn the sidewalks of Hollywood.
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This is an interesting place that captures the imagination and creativity of the movies. As a person working in the movie industry, it's an inspiration. It was a great way to cap off the weekend!
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