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Handprints and Footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, 1953

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Handprints and Footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, 1953

Marilyn Monroe at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

©2011 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.
In 1953, Marilyn Monroe starred with Jane Russell in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. As is still common today, the film's stars made their imprint in the Grauman's Chinese Theatre and included the name of the film scrawled across their side-by-side prints.

A small plaque on the fountain beside the north wall quotes Marilyn Monroe: "I used to go to Grauman's Chinese Theatre and try to fit my foot in a celebrity impression. it really meant to me that anything is possible... almost." Coins collected from the fountain are donated to Hollygrove.

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