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Post  Maestro on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 10:11

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Grauman's Chinese Theatre is a movie theatre located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. It is located along the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame. Built over 18 months, beginning in January 1926 by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman, the theatre opened May 18, 1927 with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's film THE KING OF KINGS. It has since been home to many premieres, birthday parties, corporate junkets and three Academy Awards ceremonies. Among the theatre's most distinctive features are the concrete blocks set in the forecourt, which bear the signatures, footprints, and handprints of popular motion picture personalities including that of Deanna Durbin.


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Post  Maestro on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 10:26

On the 7th of February, 1938, for the premiere of MAD ABOUT MUSIC, Deanna Durbin placed her hands and footprints in wet cement in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood:

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Post  Maestro on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 10:51

Deanna Durbin carefully places a coin into the wet cement:

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Post  Maestro on Sun 29 Mar 2009 - 11:07

Sid Grauman & Jean Klosson assisting Deanna Durbin who is over the moon with happiness:

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Post  Maestro on Tue 30 Mar 2010 - 23:07

That's one small step for Deanna Durbin and one giant leap for her career:

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Post  Maestro on Tue 30 Mar 2010 - 23:13

Deanna Durbin uses a towel to wipe the wet cement from her hands:

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Post  Maestro on Tue 30 Mar 2010 - 23:14

Find Deanna Durbin's prints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre:

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Post  Maestro on Wed 8 Feb 2017 - 11:43

Historic video footage of Deanna Durbin placing her hand and foot prints in wet cement:


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