Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Exterior. Photo taken the week of July 11, 1939. When snapshots like this one appear, it is especially interesting, because the posters on display can date the photo within a week or so. This poster is for the Sonja Henie-Tyrone Power musical Second Fiddle along with second feature It Could Happen to You, which opened Wednesday, July 19, 1939. At the top of the poster however, it says "Starts Wednesday," so this photo was actually taken sometime during the week starting Wednesday, July 11, 1939, when Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever and Bridal Suite were playing.
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