List of Grauman's Chinese Theatre handprint ceremonies

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entrance of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

This is a list of handprint ceremonies for the Grauman's 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]
  • 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]
  • Eleanor Powell imprinted a pair of her taps.[5]


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


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.


Carmen Miranda's imprint ceremony, March 24, 1941.[6]
Red Skelton's imprint ceremony, June 18, 1942.[7] From left: Sid Grauman, Red Skelton, Edna Skelton. Skelton also imprinted the shoes of his "Junior" character.
Cecil B. DeMille's square. August 1941.








Without handprints[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. These include:


  1. ^ "Footprints and Autographs of the Stars - Chinese Theater - Hollywood, Cal. 28". Blog Spot. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  2. ^ "All sizes | john barrymore immortalizes his profile with the help of sid grauman at the chinese theater 1940 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!". Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  3. ^ "Roy Rogers & Trigger's hand & feet. Grauman's Chinese Theatre.Los Angeles. CA. USA. April 2009". Flickr. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  4. ^ "Mel Brooks' Chinese Theater Prank". TeamCoco. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  5. ^ "Eleanor Powell..." Flickr - Photo Sharing!. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  6. ^ "Carmen Miranda Imprint Ceremony". Chinese Theatres. March 24, 1941. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  7. ^ "Red Skelton Imprint Ceremony". Chinese Theatres. 18 June 1942. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ "Jackie Gets Handprints at Chinese Theater". Super Chan Blog. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Michael Jackson's children dedicate Hollywood handprint for the King of Pop". TCL Chinese Theatres. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  12. ^ Chan's ceremony was to replace missing previous imprints
  13. ^ "Jackie Chan replaces missing Hollywood hand prints". My Radio Gold Live. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  14. ^ Michael Rothman (18 September 2013). "Watch 93-Year-Old 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Sing 'Lollipop Guild'". ABC News. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  15. ^ "Peter Cullen and Optimus Prime Honored at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood". TFW2005. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  16. ^ "Ethan Hawke's handprints enshrined in front of TCL Chinese Theatre". Upi News. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Vince Vaughn's Hand & Footprint Ceremony". TFW2005. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  19. ^ Couch, Aaron (2017-07-18). "Stan Lee Honored With Handprint Ceremony in Hollywood". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  20. ^ McDonagh, Ross (2017-10-27). "He put his foot in it! Kenneth Branagh is immortalized in concrete at handprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  21. ^ Groce, Nia; Groce, Nia (2017-11-01). "Mariah Carey's Worried About Her Louboutins After Her Heel Print Ceremony at the Chinese Theatre". Footwear News. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  22. ^ Mays. "National Treasure: US National Archives Says Declaration of Independence Doesn't Have Hidden Treasure Map".
  23. ^ "Kobe Bryant Immortalized At Grauman's Chinese Theater". Huffington Post. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  24. ^ "The Artist dog Uggie leaves paw prints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre". Metro News. 26 Jun 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  25. ^ "MGM's Leo the Lion to Leave Chinese Theatre Paw Prints". KNBC. Jan 17, 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  26. ^ "Peter Cullen and Optimus Prime Honored at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood". TFW2005. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  27. ^ "Tamer Hosny becomes the first-ever Arab to get this Hollywood honor". Stepfeed. 2017-10-27. Retrieved 2017-12-04.

External links[edit]

[[1]] Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes Imprint Ceremony [[2]] Chinese Theatres Youtube Official Channel