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Hollywood at Your Feet: The Story of the World-Famous Chinese Theatre

Endres, Stacey; Cushman, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0938817086 / ISBN 13: 9780938817086
Editorial: Pomegranate Press, Los Angeles / London, 1992
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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Wraps. From the library of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., inscribed to him by the authors. Fairbanks (1909-2000) was an iconic American actor from Hollywood’s Golden Era (his credits include "Gunga Din"), and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II. His parents are the first pictured in the book -- putting their handprints in the sidewalk at the first ceremony of the famous Chinese theater. Prolific and powerful actors and producers both, Fairbanks Sr. and Mary Pickford co-founded United Artists with D. W. Griffith and Charlie Chaplin. Includes a signed photograph of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., laid in. N° de ref. de la librería JC3011

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Título: Hollywood at Your Feet: The Story of the ...

Editorial: Pomegranate Press, Los Angeles / London

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition.

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Built by Sid Grauman in 1927, the most famous motion picture palace in the world towers majestically above the 6900 block of Hollywood Boulevard. The Chinese Theatre's Forecourt of the Stars attracts more than two million visitors annually. 

Throughout its history and up to the present day, the theatre has served as a magnet to thousands of fans and tourists who flock to the site daily to view the flamboyant architecture and the historic cement squares in the theatre's forecourt. The footprints, handprints, and signatures of 176 of Hollywood's most famous celebrities have been placed here, plus those of three comedy teams, one group of quintuplets, two robots and a villainous sci-fi character, on ventriloqist's dummy, a radio character, and the world's best known duck.

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An attractive cover and reverse of art and photographs encompasses the intriguing history of Sid Grauman's movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. When The King of Kings opened on May 18, 1927, the theater's cement block forecourt had already been imprinted with the hand- and footprints of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Photos with informative captions depict every contributor to the forecourt masonry, including the Star Trek cast in 1991. The text analyzes each ceremony as well as the honoree's career. In addition, there is a map of slab locations, and Ginger Rogers provides a foreword. This book will reward scholars as well as the general public. Highly recommended for film collections.
- Kim Holston, American Inst. for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, Malvern, Pa.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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