Friday, February 24, 2012

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Old . . .

The Grauman's Chinese Theatre is an old Movie Theatre located on the historic Hollywood Walk of fame in Los Angeles, California.  It sits only a few yards away from the Kodak Theatre where the 84th Acadamy Awards will be held this coming Sunday (February 26, 2012). 

This beautiful old Theatre opened in 1927 with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's film The King of Kings.  

 It is also famous for the concrete blocks in the front which bear the names, hand and/or foot prints for famous celebrities.

I always enjoy watching the Acadamy Awards and I am so happy to hear that Billy Crystal will be hosting it this year.  It will be the 9th time for him to host these awards. 

I wonder who will win Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor . . . stay tuned on Sunday for the results. :)

To see more PhotoHunters, you can visit Gattina's Kehole Pictures website HERE!  


  1. This has always been an intriguing place for me. Think I may need to visit there again. Love your photos for this week's theme. m

  2. Great photos Kathy. I've seen that place on TV and your photos are really nice. So cool that you found Julie Andrews! Have a great weekend and enjoy the Oscars.

  3. It looks exquisite! I've seen photos of the stars hand prints outside, but never of the building itself. Very cool. Great post, thanks!

    Enjoy the show :)

  4. Hi Girls, thanks so much for your comments....

    M, I've never been inside of the building I love the exterior a lot. Yes, I think you should visit again.Maybe we can have a little gtg. :) I'm glad you liked my photos.

    Annie, thanks for liking my photos. Julie Andrews photos were is a really great spot too, right in front near Frank Sinatra and some other great actors/actresses. Have a great weekend too.

    Anne, thanks for liking my photo. I haven't been there in years but needed a photo hunt pic for the week. Such dedication. :)

    Thanks again girls. Have a great weekend.

  5. I remember going to that location to check out the hand prints of the stars... but is the theater actually still in use? We never thought to check out the actual building! ;O

    Re the Academy Awards: have to say that because I'm more of an Asian film fan, I get more excited over the Hong Kong Film Awards and Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards than I do the Oscars... ;)

  6. Hi YTSL, I'm not sure by first experience, but according to their official website it is still in use and they also use it for parties, weddings and other things now. Sadly in all these years I've actually never been inside. :)

    I don't blame you for preferring the Hong Kong Film Awards and Taiwan't Golden Horse Awards over the Oscars. :) I think there are some interesting choices this year and I'm not a fashionista but I enjoy the red carpet entrance with all the glitz and glamour and seeing what they are wearing. :)

    Thanks so much for your comments. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Great take on the old theme, and for the upcoming Oscars! :)

  8. Hi Sue, thanks so much for liking my take. Glad that you enjoyed the additional Oscars commercial. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. That's quiet a long time I have been there, must have been in 1995.


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