List of TCL Chinese Theatre handprint ceremonies

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This is a list of handprint ceremonies for the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California (originally "Grauman's Chinese Theatre"). Footprints and signatures are also included, and in some cases imprints of other objects:

  • Sonja Henie imprinted her ice skates[1]
  • John Barrymore imprinted the side of his face, a nod to his nickname "The Great Profile"[2]
  • Jim Carrey had his daughter use her thumb to put three periods at the end of his sentence "Merrily merrily merrily"
  • Roy Rogers, in addition to having his horse Trigger's hoofprints in his square, imprinted his revolver [3]
  • Mel Brooks wore a prosthetic sixth finger[4]

1920s[edit]

Mary Pickford's impressions. April 1927.
Joan Crawford's impressions. September 1929.

1930s[edit]

Many older entries contain personal messages to Sid Grauman, such as Myrna Loy's 1936 contribution. Loy's first job was as a dancer at the theater in the 1920s.
The Marx Brothers, Chico, Groucho, Harpo, and Zeppo. February 1933.
Clark Gable's hand and foot prints. January 1937.

1940s[edit]

Carmen Miranda imprint's ceremony, March 24, 1941.[5]
Red Skelton's imprint ceremony, June 18, 1942.[6] From left: Sid Grauman, Red Skelton, Edna Skelton. Skelton also imprinted the shoes of his "Junior" character.
Cecil B. DeMille's square. August 1941.
Rita Hayworth's legendary hand and footprints. July 1942.

1950s[edit]

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell signing their square. June 1953.
John Wayne's prints. January 1950.
Steve McQueen's hand and footprints, placed upside down at his request.

1960s[edit]

Sophia Loren's hand and footprints. July 1962.
Anthony Quinn's prints. December 1968

1970s[edit]

Jack Nicholson's prints from 1974.

1980s[edit]

John Travolta's prints. June 1980.

1990s[edit]

Meryl Streep's prints. September 1994.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's prints with famous line from The Terminator. July 1994.

2000s[edit]

Johnny Depp's prints. November 2006.
George Clooney's handprints and footprints. June 2007.

2010s[edit]

From left to right: Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's prints. November 2011.

Unofficial[edit]

In recent years, there have been a number of ceremonies for celebrities, famous animals and fictional characters, after which the handprints have not been placed in the forecourt. Thus, they were for ceremonial purposes only and, in some cases, promotional. These include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Footprints and Autographs of the Stars - Chinese Theater - Hollywood, Cal. 28". Blog Spot. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.flickr.com/photos/33455118@N08/5329812883/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  3. ^ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehorror/3544054944/
  4. ^ http://teamcoco.com/video/mel-brooks-chinese-theater-prank
  5. ^ "Carmen Miranda Imprint Ceremony". Chinese Theatres. March 24, 1941. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Red Skelton Imprint Ceremony". Chinese Theatres. 18 June 1942. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Roddenberry died on October 24, 1991; he is represented on the square by way of a plaque bearing his name (along with an image of the Enterprise) and crediting him as the creator of Star Trek
  8. ^ "Jackie Gets Handprints at Chinese Theater". Super Chan Blog. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Jackson was inducted posthumously by his three children, Prince, Paris, and Prince II. The trio also included their own hand prints after pressing his shoes and iconic glove into the wet concrete.
  10. ^ "Michael Jackson's children dedicate Hollywood handprint for the King of Pop". TCL Chinese Theatres. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Chan's ceremony was to replace missing previous imprints
  12. ^ "Jackie Chan replaces missing Hollywood hand prints". My Radio Gold Live. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Michael Rothman (18 September 2013). "Watch 93-Year-Old ‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin Sing ‘Lollipop Guild’". ABC News. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Peter Cullen and Optimus Prime Honored at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood". TFW2005. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Kobe Bryant Immortalized At Grauman's Chinese Theater". Huffington Post. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Peter Cullen and Optimus Prime Honored at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood". TFW2005. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 

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