AAA Editor Notes
TCL Chinese Theatre is at 6925 Hollywood Blvd. When visiting the newly constructed Chinese Theatre in May 1927, silent film star Norma Talmadge stepped into a sidewalk of wet cement, thus beginning the tradition of immortalizing the prints of legendary Hollywood stars in the concrete of the theater's forecourt.
The footprints of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Sr. were added to celebrate the theater's opening, and over the years more than 200 stars—including Marilyn Monroe, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Cruise and the original cast members of “Star Trek”—have been immortalized.
While some legends left only hand and/or footprints, others have imprinted their trademarks—Betty Grable's leg, Jimmy Durante's nose, John Barrymore's profile and John Wayne's fist. The 30-minute tour tells the history of the theater and many fun facts.
Guided tours are available.