Gala Premiere, Friday, December 25, 1931 @ both 2:15 and 8:15 PM
Regular Engagement: Saturday, December 26, 1931 - Monday, January 26, 1932 (5 Weeks)
Hell Divers
Starring Wallace Berry and Clark Gable
Directed by George Hill
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
109 Minutes


SID GRAUMAN PROLOGUE "With 100 Artists"

Chinese Symphony Orchestra, Oscar Baum, conducting

"Desert Regatta" with Pete Smith / Directed by Jules White / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject

Reported Gross "Hell Divers" @ 50¢ - $1.50
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, December 31, 1931
14
$33,000
2
Thursday, January 7, 1932
14
$28,350
3
Thursday, January 14, 1932
14
$15,000
4
Thursday, January 22, 1932
14
$17,953
5
Monday, January 26, 1932 (4 Days)
8
$19,000
Totals
32 Days
Daily Average: $3,541
--
--
5 Weeks
Average Performance: $1,770
64
$113,303
Source: Motion Picture Herald
 
 
Grand Premiere, Thursday, January 28, 1932
Regular Engagement: Friday, January 29 - Sunday, March 13, 1932 (7 Weeks)
Mata Hari
Starring Greta Garbo and Ramon Navarro
Directed by George Fitzmaurice
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
89 Minutes

a: Stockholm - Birthplace of Garbo

b: "Chalk It Up" with Pete Smith and Willie Hoppe / Directed by Zion Myers / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject

c: Overture Graumanesque / Grauman's Chinese Symphony Orchrsta, Oscar Baum, conductor


SID GRAUMAN PROLOGUE

Scene I:

"Street in Paris" - Before the War - La Petit Cafe. Characters: Vendors, Artists, Gendarmes, Soldats, Flowers Girls, Midinettes, etc.

A: Dance - The French Can-Can - Now the Rage in Paris

B: Paul and Nino Ghezzi - Former features of the Follies Bergere

C: Paul Gregory - Late star of "Whoopee"

D. Monsieur Stetson - "Something New in Chapeaux"

E. Fritz and Jean Hubert - "Entertainers of a Vintage"

F. Ensemble Militaire


Scene II:

"The Fountains of Versailles"

A: Paul Gregory

B: Rosemary Deering - Premiere Danseuse, Opera Comique and The Fan
Ensemble

C: Finale - "Disappearing Diving Ballet"

Julius K. Johnson at the console of the World-Famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre Organ

Intermission of 8 Minutes


Added Sunday, March 6, 1932:

Eddie Cantor "in the flesh" one week only - no advance in price

Reported Gross "Mata Hari" @ 50¢ - $1.50
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Wednesday, February 4, 1932
13
$30,000
2
Wednesday, February 11, 1932
14
$24,600
3
Wednesday, February 18, 1932
14
$23,000
4
Wednesday, February 24, 1932
14
$20,000
5
Wednesday, March 2, 1932
14
$15,000
6
Wednesday, March 9, 1932
14
$24,000
7
Sunday, March 13, 1932 (4 Days)
8
$15,500
Totals
46 Days
Daily Average: $3,329
--
--
7 Weeks
Average Performance: $1,671
91
$152,100
Source: Variety

 

Wednesday, March 9, 1932
Eddie Cantor (40) Forecourt Ceremonies
   
Gala Premiere, Thursday, March 17, 1932 @ 8:30 PM
Regular Engagement: Friday, March 17 - Tuesday, April 5, 1932 (3 Weeks)
The Wet Prarade
Starring Dorothy Jordan and Robert Young
Directed by Victor Fleming
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
118 MinutesOverture:
Grauman's Chinese Symphony Orchestra,
Oscar Baum, conducting

Organ Prelude:
Julius K. Johnson
At the Console of the Might Wurlitzer


SID GRAUMAN'S NEW PROLOGUE

Veiled Lady

Cane Strutters - Beauty on Parade

Oriental Fantasy

Arnaut Brothers - "The Two Loving Birds"

Joe and Pete Michon - Funsters Extraordinary

Grand Finale - "Here Comes the Bride"
Tickets during regular engagement: $.50, $.75, $1.00
"Note: The magnitude of the performance demands that you be there on time."
Premiere Master of Ceremonies Wallace Beery will introduce the stars of "The Wet Parade" Dorothy Jordan, Robert Young, Walter Huston, Lewis Stone, Jimmy Durante, Neil Hamilton, Myrna Loy, John Miljan, Wallace Ford

Premiere tickets: $5.00

Reported Gross "The Wet Parade" @ 50¢ - $1.00
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Wednesday, March 23, 1932
13
$13,500
2
Wednesday, March 30,1932
14
$12,200
3
Tuesday, April 5, 1932 (6 Days)
12
$10,000
Totals
20 Days
Daily Average: $1,785
--
--
3 Weeks
Average Performance: $915
39
$35,700
Source: Variety


Wallace Beery and his wife, Rita Gilmore, at the microphone during the premiere of The Wet Parade.


An issue of The Playgoer, dated Monday, March 28, 1932 (2nd Week), exisits for this engagement.


 
  Wednesday, April 6, 1932 - Thursday, April 28, 1932 (3 Weeks):

THEATRE DARK
 
 
Grand Premiere, Friday, April 29, 1932 @ 8:30 PM
Regular Engagement: Saturday, April 30, 1932 - Sunday, July 10, 1932 (11 Weeks)
Grand Hotel
Starring Greta Garbo and John Barrymore
Directed by Edmund Goulding
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
112 Minutes


Awarded "Best Picture" by AMPAS, November 18, 1932, Fiesta Room, Ambassador Hotel


A: "Swing High" with Pete Smith and The Flying Codonas / Directed by Jack Cummings / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject

B: Overture - Johann Strauss Melodies, Oscar Baum, conductor


SID GRAUMAN PROLOGUE

Street Scene "Grand Hotel" Night Time - Any City

Ben Omar - The Dancing Bootblack

Society Street Dance Contest

Paula DeCarlo and Robert Eson

Elaine and Teske

Buddy and Gretel

Dorothy and Harry Dixon - Burlesque Dancers

Gary and Joyce - Bellhop Crooners

The Caligary Brothers - English Pantomimists

Street Entertainers: Mildred Nehamkin, Fred Zimbalist, Florence

Will Mahoney - "Why Be Serious?"

Finale


Intermission

LeRoy Prinz, Assitant to Sid Grauman


Premiere Master of Ceremonies: Will Rogers
--
Premiere broadcast over NBC, Conrad Nagel, host


" 'Grand Hotel' will be showing no where else in L.A. City of County this season."


Wednesday, May 18, 1932:

Grauman's Chinese Theatre 5th Birthday Today

Reported Gross "Grand Hotel" @ 75¢ - $1.50
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, May 5, 1932
13
$35,200
2
Thursday, May 12, 1932
14
$30,000
3
Thursday, May 19, 1932
14
$29,000
4
Thursday, May 26, 1932
14
$25,000
5
Thursday, June 2, 1932
14
$28,000
6
Thursday, June 9, 1932
14
$23,500
7
Thursday, June 16, 1932
14
$22,000
8
Thursday, June 23, 1932
14
$20,600
9
Thursday, June 30, 1932
14
$19,000
10
Thursday, July 7, 1932
14
$20,000
11
Sunday, July 10, 1932 (3 Days)
6
$14,571
Totals
73 Days
Daily Average: $3,313
--
--
11 Weeks
Average Performance: $1,668
145
$241,871
Source: Variety


Issues of The Playgoer, dated Monday, June 20, 1932 (8th Week), and Monday, July 4, 1932 (9th Week), exisit for this engagement.

 
World Premiere, Friday, July 15, 1932 @ 8:30 PM
Regular Engagement: Saturday, July 16, 1932 - August 28, 1932 (7 Weeks)
Strange Interlude
Starring Norma Shearer and Clark Gable
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
109 Minutes

"Color Scales" with Pete Smith / Directed by Zion Myers / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Short Subject in Technicolor (2 color)
"Flowers and Trees" Silly Symphony in Technicolor (3-Strip) / Directed by Burt Gillett / A Walt Disney Production / A United Artists Release

Overture "Grand Opera Medly" Oscar Baum, Conductor


SID GRAUMAN PROLOGUE "A Night at the Olympics"

Staged and Directed by Sid Grauman


Dedication of the Coliseum
Grand Entrance of International Athletes

1. Jolpin Kiddie - Mascot of the American Athletes

2. Candreva Brothers - Unusually Unusual - Representing Italy

3. Gomez and Winona - International Dance Stars - A Waltz from Vienna

4. Madam des Vall's Prize-winning Russian Wolfhounds and South American Greyhounds - representing France (dropped from the program after opening night - ED)

5. Sanami and Michi - Japan's Foremost Dancers

6. Shaw and Lee - Representing Themselves - As is

7. The Maxellos - Equilibrists - Representing Germany

8. Gomez and Winona - Representing Spain

9. Frank and Milt Britton and Gang with Gene Gory and Tito - America's Smash Hit - Representing U.S.A.

10. Finale


Premiere Night Master of Ceremonies: Conrad Nagel
Forecourt Decorations by Benafels

Reported Gross "Strange Interlude" @ 75¢ - $1.50
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
Preem
Friday, July 15, 1932 ($5.50 Top)
1
$7,800
1
Monday, July 18, 1932 (3 Days)
6
$15,000
2
Monday, July 25, 1932
14
$28,100
3
Monday, August 1, 1932
14
$26,234
4
Monday, August 8, 1932
14
$25,000
5
Monday, August 15, 1932
14
$18,600
6
Monday, August 22, 1932
14
$14,600
7
Sunday, August 28, 1932 (6 Days)
12
$13,000
Totals
45 Days
Daily Average: $3,296
--
--
7 Weeks
Average Performance: $1,440
103
$148,334
Source: Motion Picture News / Motion Picture Herald

Sid Grauman, Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg at the Strange Interlude premiere.


An issue of The Playgoer, dated Monday, August 1, 1932 (3rd Week), exisits for this engagement.
 
Gala World Premiere, Friday, September 9, 1932
Regular Engagement: Saturday, September 10, 1932 - Thursday, October 6, 1932 (4 Weeks)
Rain
Starring Joan Crawford and Walter Huston
Directed by Lewis Milestone
A United Artists Release
94 Minutes

"King Neptune" A Silly Symphony in Technicolor / Directed by Burt Gillett / A Walt Disney Production / A United Artists Release

"Overture of the Tropics" - Chinese Theatre Symphony, David Broekman, conductor


SID GRAUMAN PROLOGUE

Scene I
Chinatown, San Francisco, New Year's Eve

Authentic Chinese Wedding - Yang Oi Lup, Bride

Paul Jue - The Dancing Laundry Man

Sam Lahk - The McCormack of China

Long Tack Sam, supported by His Beautiful Daughters, Mi-na and Nee-sa
Lafayette and LaVerne - Dance Characterizations of the Underworld


Scene II

Pago Pago Island

Taumafatauga - Meaning, Native Celebration and Feast of Gratitude
Comprised of the following artists:

The Royal Samoans
Pearls of the Pacific
Leinaala
Lani
Avonee Gay Lee
Jack Miller and His Steel Guitar
Gomez and Wanda in "Tabu"

On the Hut Balcony - types and Characters of "Rain"

Eddie Gar - Inimitable Character Impressions

Finale - The Rain of the Tropics


Prologue Conceived and Produced by Sid Grauman
Assistant to Sid Grauman - LeRoy Prinz
Auditor - Frank Hundley
House Manager - Jack Stebbins
Director of Advertising and Publicity - Troy Orr
Exploitation - Sam W.B. Cohn
Treasurer - Basil Mallicoat
Assistant Manager - George Lundbar
Secretary - Gertrude Skall


Tickets: Mats: 50¢, ¢75, $1.00 Eves: 75¢, $1.00, $1.50

Reported Gross "Rain" @ 75¢ - $1.50
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
Preem
Friday, September 9, 1932 ($5.50 Top)
1
$8,200
1
Thursday, September 15,1932
14
$23,800
2
Thursday, September 22, 1932
14
$15,800
3
Thursday, September 29, 1932
14
$11,000
4
Thursday, October 6, 1932
14
$11,800
Totals
28 Days
Daily Average: $2,521
--
--
4 Weeks
Average Performance: $1,238
57
$70,600
Source: Variety

An issue of The Playgoer, of an unknown date, exisits at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library for this engagement.
 
  Friday, October 7, 1932 - Wednesday, January 11, 1933 (13 Weeks):

THEATRE DARK
 
 
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