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The Chinese Theatre Forecourt
The most famous hunks of cement in the world
Mann's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Arnold Schwarzenegger Forecourt ceremony, Thursday, July 14, 1994. The Chinese Theatre Forecourt ceremony has become one of the world's most famous honors for motion picture figures. Fans and the press crowd around to watch the imprinting.

The Chinese Theatre is famed around the world for its “Forecourt of the Stars.” This collection of film celebrity imprints, begun by Sid Grauman and continued by the present owners, is one of the major tourist attractions in the Los Angeles area. No matter who you are, there is someone in the Forecourt who means a little something to you. It is an amazing adjunct to film history.

Right now, there are 300 individuals placed in the Forecourt. There are:

Six Film Executives:
Bob Daly, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Sherry Lansing, Terry Semel, Jack Valenti and Adolph Zukor

One Los Angeles Mayor:
Tom Bradley

One Hollywood Mayor:
Johnny Grant

Three Horses:
Champion, Tony the Wonder Horse and Trigger

One Lion:
Leo

One Animated Duck:
Donald

Five Memorials:
Francis X. Bushman, Carrie Fisher, Sid Grauman’s mother Rosa, Michael Jackson
and Gene Roddenberry

Four Theatre Executives:
Sid Grauman, William F. “Bill” Hertz, Ted Mann and Elmer C. Rhoden

24 Directors:
Warren Beatty
, Mel Brooks, Tim Burton, Jackie Chan, George Clooney, Francis Ford Coppola, Kevin Costner, Cecil B. DeMille, Clint Eastwood, Feng Xiaogang, Mel Gibson, Mervyn LeRoy, George Lucas, Paul Newman, Christopher Nolan, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, W. S. Van Dyke, Raoul Walsh, John Woo and Robert Zemeckis

32 Producers:
Mel Brooks, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tim Burton, Sean Connery, Francis Ford Coppola, Kevin Costner, Cecil B. DeMille, Robert De Niro, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Feng Xiaogang, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, George Jessel, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stan Lee, Mervyn LeRoy, George Lucas, Christopher Nolan, Brad Pitt, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Gene Roddenberry, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Danny Thomas, Raoul Walsh, Jerry Weintraub, John Woo and Robert Zemeckis

81 Academy Award Winners:
Don Ameche, Julie Andrews, Warren Beatty, Humphrey Bogart, Jeff Bridges, Mel Brooks, Yul Brynner, Sandra Bullock, Nicolas Cage, Micheal Caine, George Chakiris, Cher, George Clooney, Gary Cooper, Sean Connery, Francis Ford Coppola, Kevin Costner, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby, Matt Damon, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Cecil B. DeMille, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Jr., Marie Dressler, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Joan Fontaine, Morgan Freeman, Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Janet Gaynor, Mel Gibson, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Van Heflin, Charlton Heston, Anthony Hopkins, Charles Laughton, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Lemmon, Sophia Loren, Shirley MacLaine, Fredric March, Walter Matthau, Victor McLaglen, Ray Milland, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Peter O’Toole, Al Pacino, Gregory Peck, Mary Pickford, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, Sidney Poitier, Anthony Quinn, Ginger Rogers, Susan Sarandon, Norma Shearer, Steven Spielberg, George Stevens, James Stewart, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Quentin Tarantino, Elizabeth Taylor, Emma Thompson, John Wayne, Robin Williams, Joanne Woodward, Jane Wyman and Robert Zemeckis

Men: 213, or 71%
Women: 87, or 29%

The Living:
132, or 44%
The Dead: 168, or 55%

Youngest People to be imprinted: Shirley Temple at age six and Jackie Cooper at age nine.

Oldest People to be Imprinted: Cicely Tyson at 93 and Carl Reiner at age 95.

Most People to be imprinted at once: Seven, for the cast of Star Trek.

Honoree with the smallest block: Jerry Maren; 24 x 24 inches or 4 square feet.

Honoree with the largest block: Greer Garson; 70 x 93 inches or 45 square feet.

 
Who started the idea?
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Douglas Fairbanks / Mary Pickford Forecourt ceremony,Saturday, April 30, 1927. Two unidentified men watch as Frairbanks is imprinted by cement artist Jean Klossner. Mary Pickford holds Fairbanks steady.

Sid Grauman, like all good showpeople, enjoyed creating a sense of mystery about himself and his theatre. When asked about how he got the idea to make these impressions of film folk, he told different versions of the story to different people. They all revolve around someone stepping into wet cement; only the person changed. There are at least five different versions:

1. Norma Talmadge did it. According to the souvenir booklets published since the 1960s, it was while on a tour of the as-yet unfinished theatre, that Grauman, along with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Norma Talmadge, saw Talmadge getting out of a car and stepping into wet cement, giving Grauman the idea. Grauman told this story many times, which is why we are listing it first.

2. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford did it. Author Gary Carey in his 1977 biography Doug and Mary tells of how, after the purchase of “Rancho Zorro” near San Diego in 1926, Doug and Mary had put their handprints in an irrigation dam they had built on the property. Carey suggests that Grauman, preparing his Chinese Theatre, “needed a gimmick;” Doug and Mary told him about their handprints on the dam and voila!

3. Sid Grauman did it. In A Temple to Art, the souvenir book sold at the theatre throughout the 1940s, Sid Grauman did the stepping into wet concrete, developing the idea until the opening of the theatre.

4. Somebody’s cat did it. We recall a story about how someone’s cat ran up the wet concrete stairs on the west side of the Forecourt leading up to Grauman’s office, and it was this cat who gave Grauman the idea.

5. Jean Klossner did it. Klossner, a mason working on the theatre, was leaving his handprint in the traditional way for a mason to sign their work. Upon seeing this, Grauman asked Klossner to develop a cement mixture which would be sooth enough for imprints and signatures, which would also dry hard enough to endure more than 100 years of foot traffic.

Grauman’s previous theatre, the Egyptian, had a long forecourt leading from the street to the theatre entrance. The Chinese was designed to have a wide area for people to use during intermissions. The original blueprints for the theatre say that the Forecourt should be surfaced with “stained (colored) cement paving, irregular marking.” Photos of the Forecourt from the very earliest days show that this idea was carried out; when a new block was needed, a section could be cut out and filled in with cement for imprinting. We feel that the theatre and its Forecourt was designed with this purpose in mind from the beginning. Part of what makes the oldest blocks interesting is the fact that they are all different shapes, sizes and colorings. As a display of a “collection” of things, it is unparalleled.


 
Jean Klossner
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Jean Klossner, August 14, 1946. Klossner is shown smoothing out the imprints made the day before by Gary Cooper. Photo via Valleygirl.
Jean Klossner (1875-1965) was born in France, where his family had been masons for generations. Arriving in Los Angeles in time for the 1920s building boom, he is credited with working on LA landmarks like the Egyptian Theatre (where Grauman might have seen Klossner’s handprinting), the Hollywood Masonic Lodge and the First National Bank. But this was no ordinary cement. Klossner formulated a recipe for the cement which he kept written in code, in a safe. It has been claimed that it took three days to prepare. In the early photos, Klossner is usually seen holding on to someone’s leg while impressing a shoe into the cement.

He rarely looks at the cameras, and is dressed in work clothes — boots, sun hat, shirt with a tie. By the mid 1930s, Klossner had abandoned his working outfit for a velvet artist smock and baret, but he got so razzed about it, that by the late 30s, he was back in working clothes (with baret). All of the Klossner blocks were done in situ — in place — except for three.

It might seem odd now, but a frustration of Grauman’s was that there was no way to monetize the footprints. Grauman directed that the ceremony for Jean Harlow in September 1933 should be done onstage in the theatre — before a paying audience. The block was imprinted in what looks like a very happy occasion, but somehow, after Harlow left and the cement hadn’t hardened, the block was damaged beyond repair (probably by the crew accidentally dropping it). Only three days after the stage ceremony, Grauman asked Harlow to come back and do a conventional in situ ceremony. The block is still there today.

Grauman and Klossner had better luck with imprinting musical stars Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald in December, 1934. The blocks were done ex situ onstage and successfully transferred to the Forecourt. One would think this might continue, but the very next subject, Shirley Temple, was done in situ in the Forecourt in March 1935, before the largest crowd of onlookers ever.

Grauman and Klossner had a rocky relationship due to several things, but primarily over the issue of Klossner’s fee. During one such falling out, Grauman decided to proceed with a Forecourt ceremony for the Dionne Quintuplets, who were imprinted in abstentia by their movie doctor, Jean Hersholt. Another cement contractor was called in to do the work in October 1938, but the block began to crack almost immediately. It was replaced by Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour’s blocks in February 1943 with Klossner on hand. Jean Hersholt was given his own ceremony in October 1949, Klossner presiding.


Hammering out the old cement.   Smoothing the hole.   Laying down the rebar.   An usher helps unload the cement.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Photos of Jean Klossner working on the Forecourt block for Don Ameche, January, 1938, appearing in the May 1938 issue of Screen Guide.

Klossner’s technique was fancifully detailed in the May 1938 issue of Screen Guide, where he is shown working on the block for Don Ameche in January 1938. If you ever decide to make your own hand and footprints, hear Mr. Klossner’s advice on the matter: “Each finger must be pressed into the cement with the same pressure and then the wrist. The foot must be rolled around so the edges of the shoe make an impression.” Jack Benny was nice enough to help mix the cement for his block in January 1941. Klossner made it a habit to collect a $1 dollar bill from each of his subjects and had them autograph them. We do not know where these are today.

Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Don Ameche Forecourt ceremony, Thursday, January 27, 1938. Jean Klossner impress the hand of Don Ameche in the wet cement.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Jack Benny Forecourt ceremony, Monday, January 13, 1941. Benny lends a hand mixing Klossner's secret formula.

 
DeMille Turns Tables on Grauman
When Sid Grauman decided to finally imprint the director Cecil B. DeMille in August 1941, the man was in the middle of filming Reap the Wild Wind at Paramount studios, and was "too busy" to take the time for a full Forecort ceremony. So Grauman and Klossner took a block of wet cement to DeMille. The block was installed in the Forecourt later.

Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, California. Cecil B. DeMille imprint ceremony, Thursday, August 7, 1941. Sid Grauman observes as Cecil B. DeMille signs his autograph whil Martha O'Driscoll and Susan Hayward look on.
Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, California. Sid Grauman imprint ceremony, Wednesday, October 20, 1943. Cecil B. DeMille observes as Sid Grauman places his hand in the cement while an unknown woman and Gary Cooper look on.

Sharpening his largest needle, DeMille had Grauman come to the studio on some false pretext, only to show Grauman the way to a wet cement block of his own. With Gary Cooper and DeMille on hand, Grauman made his mark: DeMille had had his friendly revenge.

No one knows where the block is today.

Sid Grauman was the sole arbiter of who was given a Forecourt ceremony and who was not. His last selection was that of John Wayne who was imprinted in January 1950. After Grauman’s death in March 1950, Fox West Coast Theatres management selected the honorees. The last ceremony Klossner did before retiring was for Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in June 1953. That's 26 years and 119 ceremonies for Klossner.


Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. John Wayne Forecourt ceremony, Wednesday, January, 5, 1950. Standing, left to right: Major Gordon West, USMC, Lieutenant Colonel C. A. Youngdale, USMC, and Colonel J. O. Brauer, USMC. Front Row, left to right: Private Inga Boberg, USMC, John Wayne, and Sid Grauman.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe Forecourt ceremony, Friday, June 26, 1953. An enourmous crowd witnessed this event, taking thousands of pictures. This one is pretty good. . .

 
John Tartaglia
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Julie Andrews Forecourt ceremony, Saturday, March 26, 1966. Nartional General Corporation president Eugene V. Klein looks on as Julie Andrews holds up her hands, while master mason John Tartaglia stands to the right.
After Klossner’s retirement, a major remodeling of the Chinese was undertaken for the premiere of the first CinemaScope picture, The Robe. The construction manager overseeing the renovations was a Fox West Coast Theatres man named J. Walter Bantau, who was asked if there was a man who could carry on with the footprinting masonry work. Bantau suggested his assistant, John Tartaglia.

Tartaglia had been doing construction on decorative work for Fox West Coast Theatres, whose president at the time was Charles Skouras. The Skouras brothers, Charles, Spyros and George were at the time building the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Normandie Avenue near Pico. John Tartaglia worked on this elaborate project.

Tartaglia willingly agreed to do the work, developing his own cement formula. Since he was employed by FWCT, Tartaglia considered doing the footprints a part of his job, never asking for extra pay for doing them. There was the notion that Klossner would return, but Targatlia did all the ceremonies starting with Jean Simmons in September 1953 up to Eddie Murphy in May 1987, surviving the change of ownership of the Chinese from Fox West Coast Theatres, to the National General Corporation, to Mann Theatres.

After Tartaglia's last ceremony done as a Mann Theatres employee was the re-do of Mickey Rooney's block in February 198; he then retired. When asked to do the honors for Eddie Murphy in May 1987, Tartaglia agreed and presented Mann publicity vice president William "Bill" Hertz with a bill for his services. According to Tartaglia family lore, Hertz flipped out over being billed, reluctantly paid it, and never called on Tartaglia again. That's 34 years and 64 ceremonies for Tartaglia.


 
Ex situ imprinting
Beginning with Tom Cruise in June 1993, a new way of doing the blocks was implimented. The cement was placed inside of a metal tray, which was then sunk into a large platform which covered the front of the Forecourt on the west side. This allowed much more room for photographers and the public, who sat in bleachers across the street, to actually see what was going on.

Mann's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Richard Gere Forecourt ceremony, Monday, July 26, 1999. Gere hits a pose for the bank of press photographers, making the Chinese Theatre Forecourt selection among the most visible PR event around the world.

Mann's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Richard Gere Forecourt block. Executed by unknown, Monday, July 26, 1999. 48 x 42 inches.
All of the blocks done in this manner — from Tom Cruise to Morgan Freeman — are large blocks, pretty much the same size of 4 by 3 feet. The top edges of the trays are visible, as are the lifting holes in the corners, which helped to move them into position when installing them in the Forecourt.

After the 2001 remodeling of the theatre, the block imprinting was done on platforms before the front entrance, since the metal canopy had been removed. This approach has been carried on to the present day.

As the Chinese imprints more and more celebrities each year , it has become obvious that the Forecourt will run out of room for new blocks. To counteract this, beginning with the Korean actors Ahn Sung-ki and Lee Byung-hun in June 2012, the blocks are now a uniform size of 2 feet by 3 feet.


 
After Tartaglia? Mystery Masons
Mystery Mason #1 (left),
Harrison Ford and
Mystery Mason #2 (standing left)
Mann's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Harrison Ford Forecourt ceremony, Thursday, June 4, 1992.
After John Tartaglia's departure, who has been the master mason at the Forecourt ceremonies? It is murky. There have been three gentlemen who are depicted in ceremony photos since 1989, but they are anonymous as can be. Help us discover who these unsung heroes are. Ready? Here goes:

MYSTERY MASON # 1
, is a fellow with a receeding hairline (we think it is fair to identify him as such), wearing dark glasses with a mustache. He was master mason beginning with Star Trek in December 1999, but his tenure as master mason did not last long. The last ceremony he is depicted in was for Tom Cruise in June 1992 (he may have been responsible for developing the ex situ imprinting technique). His assistant at the Harrison Ford ceremony in June 1992 is:

MYSTERY MASON #2. This man has done the Forecourt ceremonies for some time. He appears to be the master mason beginning with Arnold Schwarzenegger in July 1994. Mystery Mason #2 had an assistant, who makes his first appearance at the Anthony Hopkins ceremony in January 2001. Let's call him Mystery Mason's #2's Assistant. He makes his last appearance at the ceremony for Will Smith in December 2007. Mystery Mason #2's last appearance is at the Robert Duvall ceremony in January 2011. That's 12 years for Mystey Mason #2.

MYSTERY MASON #3 begins appearing in the photos starting with the ceremony for Christopher Walken in October 2004. He is shown working with Msyetry Mason #2 and Mystery Mason #2's Assistant. Mystery Mason #3 drops from the ceremony photos sometime in 2014, but he might still be doing the job. If so, that's 16 years for Mystery Mason #3.



Left to right: Mystery Mason #3, Mystery Mason #2,
Christopher Walken and Mystery Mason #2's Assistant
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Christopher Walken Forecourt ceremony, Friday, October 8, 2004.

 
Selection and Removal of Blocks
During Sid Grauman’s tenure, he did all of the selecting himself. Today, it is done, according to the latest history book put out by the theatre, by a “Select Committee.” Before the actual ceremony, honorees are given a practice run with signing their names in a smaller wet cement sample. Some of these samples have been retained by the theatre and hung in the lobby areas of the Chinese 6-Plex next door.

A persistant question has been: "Have blocks been removed over the years?" The answer is yes, it has happened. As noted above, the block for the Dionne Quintuplets began to crack dangerously after it was done in October 1938, and was replaced with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour's blocks in February 1943.

A ceremony and block was done for the actor Edmund Purdom, star of The Egyptian, in August 1954. Purdom, a relative newcomer, had been forced to make his footprints to promote the picture by 20th Century-Fox president Darryl F. Zanuck, but the actor always regretted it. The block was replaced by the block of Yul Brynner, done ex situ at the Fox Studio along with Deborah Kerr in March 1956.

Many people ask about Charles Chaplin. Rumors have circulated for years that the actors' block had been removed during the Hollywood Blacklist Era. Checking in with the Chaplin Estate, one comes to the conclusion that there never was a Chaplin block or ceremony. The Chaplin Estate has no record of such an event. No photos, no press clippings — nada. Although Grauman and Chaplin were great friends, and while it does seem odd that Chaplin was not given a Forecourt ceremony, the facts so far indicate that no ceremony ever took place, and hence, no removal. If anyone has any documentation on a Chaplin block or ceremony — we would love to see it!


"Non-Official" Ceremonies
TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®, Hollywood, California. The Big Bang Theory Non-official Forecourt ceremony, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. From left to right: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyal, Mayim Bailik and Melissa Rauch.

Many times visitors are disappointed by not finding the blocks for Britney Spears or the cast of The Big Bang Theory. This is because they were done in what are called "Non-Official" ceremonies. They look exactly like the "Official" ones, with the same global media coverage, except that the resulting blocks are not installed in the Forecourt. These events are promotional events and have happened a number of times:

Kobe Bryant February 19, 2011
Alvin and the Chipmunks November 1, 2011
The Smurfs December 13, 2011
Uggie June 25, 2012
Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid September 12, 2012
Ford Mustang December 5, 2013
Melissa McCarthy July 2, 2014
Optimus Prime and Peter Cullen September 30, 2014
Katy Perry and Jeremy Scott September 8, 2015
Roland Emmerich June 20, 2016
Donnie Yen November 30, 2016
Michael Bay May 23, 2017
Kenneth Branagh October 26, 2017
Miriah Carey November 1, 2017
Tamer Hosny August 9, 2017
Lionel Richie March 7, 2018
Pitbull December 14, 2018
Quincy Jones November 27, 2018
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Maylin Bialik and Melissa Rauch May 1, 2019
































Additional Ceremonies
Additionally, Chinese Theatre management has held a number of promotional ceremonies eslewhere. Ceremonies have taken place in the Chinese Theatre Sixplex for music figures David Guetta on December 3, 2011, and Afrojack on October 4, 2013. The TCL Chinese Theatre has licensed its name and footprinting idea to their sister theatre TheatreBox in San Diego, where Pitbull's block done in the Forecourt in Hollywood, was installed on December 15, 2018. Forecourt Honorees Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes did additional imprints in San Diego in July 19, 2019.
   
An Alphabetical List
Bud Abbott, December 8, 1941
Ahn Sung-ki, Saturday, June 23, 2012
Don Ameche, January 27, 1938
Julie Andrews, March 26, 1966
Jennifer Aniston, July 7, 2011
Edward Arnold, January 6, 1942
Fred Astaire, January 4, 1938
Gene Autry & Champion (Jr.), December 23, 1949
Avengers: Endgame, April 23, 2019
Kenny Baker, August 3, 1977
John Barrymore, September 5, 1940
Freddie Bartholomew, April 4, 1936
Anne Baxter, December 15, 1949
Warren Beatty, May 21, 1998
Wallace Beery, January 31, 1931
Jack Benny, January 13, 1941
Edgar Bergen, July 20, 1938
Joan Blondell, February 10, 1937
Humphrey Bogart, August 21, 1946
Charles Boyer, July 24, 1942
Mayor Tom Bradley, May 18, 1977
Jeff Bridges, January 6, 2017
Mel Brooks, September 8, 2014
Joe E. Brown, March 5, 1936
Jerry Bruckheimer, May 17, 2010
Yul Brynner, March 22, 1956
Sandra Bullock, September 25, 2013
George Burns, January 25, 1979
Tim Burton, September 8, 2016
Francis X. Bushman Plaque,
November 17, 1970
C3PO, August 3, 1977
Nicolas Cage, August 14, 2001
Michael Caine, July 11, 2008
Cantinflas, December 28, 1960
Eddie Cantor, March 9, 1932
Jim Carrey, November 1, 1995
George Chakiris, November 15, 2011
Jackie Chan, June 6, 2013
Jessica Chastain, November 3, 2016
Cher, November 18, 2010
Maurice Chevalier, December 4, 1934
Chinese Theatre 50th Anniversary,
May 18, 1977
George Clooney, June 5, 2007
Gary Cooper, August 13, 1943
Jackie Cooper, December 12, 1931
Sean Connery, April 13, 1999
Francis Ford Coppola, April 29, 2016
Kevin Costner, September 6, 2006
Lou Costello, December 8, 1941
Jeanne Crain, October 17, 1949
Billy Crystal, April 12, 2019
Joan Crawford, September 14, 1929
Bing Crosby, April 8, 1936
Tom Cruise, June 28, 1993
Bob Daly, September 30, 1999
Matt Damon, June 5, 2007
Anthony Daniels, August 3, 1977
Linda Darnell, March 18, 1940
Bebe Daniels, May 11, 1929
Marion Davies, May 13, 1929
Bette Davis, November 6, 1950
Doris Day, January 19, 1961
Olivia de Havilland, December 9, 1952
Cecil B. DeMille, August 7, 1941
Robert De Niro, February, 4, 2013
Johnny Depp, September 16, 2005
Vin Diesel, April 1, 2015
The Dionne Quintuplets,
October 11, 1938
James Doohan, December 5, 1991
Kirk Douglas, November 1, 1962
Michael Douglas, September 10, 1997
Robert Downey Jr., December 7, 2009
Robert Downey Jr., April 23, 2019
Marie Dressler, January 31, 1931
Donald Duck, May 21, 1984
Robert Duvall, January 5, 2011
Irene Dunne, July 8, 1946
Jimmy Durante, October 31, 1945
Deanna Durbin, January 7, 1938
Clint Eastwood, August 21, 1984
Nelson Eddy, December 28, 1938
Sam Elliott, January 7, 2019
Chris Evans, April 23, 2019
Douglas Fairbanks, April 30, 1927
Alice Faye, March 20, 1938
Kevin Feige, April 23, 2019
Feng Xiaogang, November 1, 2013
Carrie Fisher Memorial Plaque
December 14, 2017
Rhonda Fleming, September 28, 1981
Henry Fonda, July 24, 1942
Jane Fonda, April 27, 2013
Joan Fontaine, May 26, 1942
Harrison Ford, June 24, 1992
Morgan Freeman, June 5, 2002
Clark Gable, January 20, 1937
Ava Gardner, October 21, 1952
Judy Garland, October 10, 1939
Greer Garson, July 23, 1942
Janet Gaynor, May 29, 1929
Richard Gere, July 26, 1999
Giant, September 26, 1956
Mel Gibson, August 23, 1993
Danny Glover, July 7, 1998
Whoopi Goldberg, February 2, 1995
John Goodman, November 14, 2013
Ryan Gosling, December 7, 2016
Betty Grable, February 15, 1943
Cary Grant, July 16, 1951
Johnny Grant, May 13, 1997
(replaced July 9, 2007)
Rosa Grauman Tribute, March 25, 1940
Sid Grauman, January 24, 1946
Rupert Grint, July 9, 2007
Tom Hanks, July 23, 1998
Ann Harding, August 30, 1930
Jean Harlow, September 29, 1933
Judge Hardy Family Plaque,
August 15, 1941
Rex Harrison, July 8, 1946
Harry Potter Stars, July 9, 2007
Kevin Hart, December 10, 2019
William S. Hart, November 28, 1927
Ethan Hawke, January 8, 2015
Susan Hayward, August 10, 1951
Rita Hayworth, July 24, 1942
Van Heflin, October 8, 1954
Liam Hemsworth, October 31, 2015
Chris Hemsworth, April 23, 2019
Sonja Henie, June 28, 1937
Jean Hersholt, October 11, 1938
Jean Hersholt, October 20, 1949
William F. "Bill" Hertz, March 18, 1999
Charlton Heston, January 18, 1962
Hollywood 100th Anniversary,
May 14, 1987
Bob Hope, February 5, 1943
Anthony Hopkins, January 11, 2001
Rock Hudson, September 26, 1956
The Hunger Games Stars,
October 31, 2015
Josh Hutcherson, October 31, 2015
Hugh Jackman, April 21, 2009
Michael Jackson Tribute,
January 26, 2012
Samuel L. Jackson, January 30, 2006
George Jessel, March 1, 1949
Scarlett Johansson, April 23, 2019
Dwayne Johnson, May 19, 2015
Al Jolson, March 12, 1936
Jeffrey Katzenberg,
September 29, 2016
Danny Kaye, October 19, 1969
Michael Keaton, June 15, 1992
DeForest Kelley, December 5, 1991
Gene Kelly, November 24, 1969
Deborah Kerr, March 22, 1956
Hildegard Knef, December 13, 1951
Walter Koenig, December 5, 1991
La La Land Stars, December 7, 2016
Alan Ladd, May 12, 1954
Dorothy Lamour, February 5, 1943
Sherry Lansing, February 26, 2005
Charles Laughton, July 24, 1942
Taylor Lautner, November 3, 2011
Jennifer Lawrence (October, 31, 2015
Martin Lawrence, November 19, 2001
Lee Byung-hun, June 23, 2012
Stan Lee, July 18, 2017
Jack Lemmon, June 29, 1963
Leo the Lion, January 22, 2014
Mervyn LeRoy Plaque,
October 15, 1963
Jerry Lewis, April 12, 2014
Justin Lin, June 3, 2015
Harold Lloyd, November 21, 1927
Sophia Loren, July 26, 1962
Myrna Loy, October 20, 1936
George Lucas, May 16, 1984
William Lundigan, December 29, 1950
Jeanette MacDonald,
December 4, 1934
Ali MacGraw, December 14, 1972
Shirley MacLaine, June 29, 1963
Ted Mann, May 18, 1977
Fredric March, April 21, 1937
Jerry Maren, September 18,2013
Dean Martin, March 21, 1964
Tony Martin, March 20, 1938
Walter Matthau, April 2, 1998
Marx Brothers, February 17, 1933
James Mason, March 30, 1954
Marcello Mastroianni, February 8, 1965
Victor McLaglen, May 25, 1936
Steve McQueen, March 21, 1967
Lauritz Melchior, November 17, 1947
Jason Mewes, October 14, 2019
MGM 90th Anniversary,
January 22, 2014
Ray Milland, April 17, 1947
Hayley Mills, February 22, 1964
Min and Bill Stars, January 31, 1931
Carmen Miranda, March 24, 1941
Helen Mirren, March 28, 2011
Tom Mix, December 12, 1927
Marilyn Monroe, June 26, 1953
Colleen Moore, December 19, 1927
Rita Moreno, November 15, 2011
Eddie Murphy, May 14, 1987
George Murphy, November 8, 1954
Clarence Nash, May 21, 1984
Pola Negri, April 2, 1928
Charles Nelson, April 24, 1949
Paul Newman, May 25, 1963
Jack Nicholson, June 17, 1974
Nichelle Nichols, December 5, 1991
Leonard Nimoy, December 5, 1991
Christopher Nolan, July 7, 2012
Kim Novak, April 14, 2012
Margaret O'Brien, August 15, 1946
Donald O'Connor, February 25, 1953
Jack Oakie, February 21, 1945
Peter O'Toole, April 30, 2011
Al Pacino, October 16, 1997
Louella O. Parsons,
September 30, 1946
Robert Pattinson, November 3, 2011
Gregory Peck, December 15, 1949
Mary Pickford, April 30, 1927
Ezio Pinza, January 26, 1953
Brad Pitt, June 5, 2007
Christopher Plummer, March 27, 2015
Sidney Poitier, June 23, 1967
Dick Powell, February 10, 1937
Edmund Purdom, August 30, 1954
David Prowse, August 3, 1977
Anthony Quinn, December 21, 1968
R2D2, August 3, 1977
Daniel Radcliffe, July 9, 2007
George Raft, March 25, 1940
Keanu Reeves, May 14, 2019
Carl and Rob Reiner, April 7, 2017
Jeremy Renner, April 23, 2019
Burt Reynolds, September 24, 1981
Elmer C. Rhoden, September 16, 1958
Ritz Brothers, September 22, 1937
Edward G. Robinson, July 24, 1942
Gene Roddenberry Tribute,
December 5, 1991
May Robson, April 22, 1937
Ginger Rogers, September 5, 1939
Roy Rogers, April 21, 1949
Mickey Rooney, October 18, 1938
(replaced, February 18, 1986)
Mickey Rourke, October 31, 2011
Gena Rowlands, December 5, 2014
Mark Ruffalo, April 23, 2019
Jane Russell, June 26, 1953
Rosalind Russell, February 19, 1959
Adam Sandler, May 17, 2005
Susan Sarandon, January 11, 1999
Arnold Schwarzenegger, July 14, 1994
Ridley Scott, May 17, 2017
Steven Seagal, July 10, 1995
Peter Sellers, June 3, 1964
Terry Semel, September 30, 1999
William Shatner, December 5, 1991
Norma Shearer, August 1, 1927
Jean Simmons, September 24, 1953
Frank Sinatra, July 20, 1965
Red Skelton, June 18, 1942
Kevin Smith, October 14, 2019
Will Smith, December 10, 2007
Steven Spielberg, May 16, 1984
Sylvester Stallone, June 29, 1983
Barbara Stanwyck, June 11, 1941
Star Trek 25th Anniversary,
December 5, 1991
Star Wars Characters, August 3, 1977
George Stevens, September 26, 1956
James Stewart, February 13, 1948
Kristen Stewart, November 3, 2011
Patrick Stewart, January 13, 2020
Ben Stiller, December 3, 2013
Emma Stone, December 7, 2016
Meryl Streep, September 25,1994
Gloria Swanson, 1927
George Takei, December 5, 1991
Constance Talmadge, 1927
Norma Talmadge, May 18, 1927
Russ Tamblyn, November 15, 2011
Quentin Tarantino, January 5, 2016
Elizabeth Taylor, September 26, 1956
Robert Taylor, June 11, 1941
Shirley Temple, March 14, 1935
Danny Thomas, January 26, 1954
Emma Thompson, November 7, 2013
Gene Tierney, January 24, 1946
John Travolta, June 2, 1980
Lana Turner, May 24, 1950
The Twilight Saga, November 3, 2011
Cicely Tyson, April 27, 2018
Darth Vader, August 3, 1977
Jack Valenti, December, 6, 2004
Rudy Vallée, July 21, 1941
Dick Van Dyke, June 25, 1966
W.S. Van Dyke, January 20, 1937
Vince Vaughn, March 4, 2015
Christopher Walken, October 8, 2004
Raoul Walsh, November 14, 1930
Denzel Washington, January 15, 1988
Emma Watson, July 9, 2007
John Wayne, January 25, 1950
Clifton Webb, December 7, 1952
Jerry Weintraub, Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Oskar Werner, December 13, 1951
West Side Story, November 15, 2011
Richard Widmark, April 24, 1949
Esther Williams, August 1, 1944
Robin Williams, December 22, 1998
Bruce Willis,May 18, 1995
Jane Withers, November 6, 1939
John Woo, May 20, 2002
Natalie Wood, December 5, 1961
Joanne Woodward, May 25, 1963
Monty Woolley, May 28, 1943
Jane Wyman, September 17, 1952
Diana Wynyard, January 26, 1933
Huang Xiaoming, June 3, 2015
Loretta Young, May 31, 1937
Robert Zemeckis, July 8, 1997
Zhao Wei, June 3, 2015
Adolph Zukor, January 5, 1953
   
A Chronological List
Douglas Fairbanks, April 30, 1927
Mary Pickford, April 30, 1927
Norma Talmadge, May 18, 1927
Norma Shearer, August 1, 1927
Harold Lloyd, November 21, 1927
William S. Hart, November 28, 1927
Tom Mix, December 12, 1927
Colleen Moore, December 19, 1927
Gloria Swanson, 1927
Constance Talmadge, 1927
Pola Negri, April 2, 1928
Bebe Daniels, May 11, 1929
Marion Davies, May 13, 1929
Janet Gaynor, May 29, 1929
Joan Crawford, September 14, 1929
Ann Harding, August 30, 1930
Raoul Walsh, November 14, 1930
Min and Bill Stars, January 31, 1931
Marie Dressler
Wallace Beery
Jackie Cooper, December 12, 1931
Eddie Cantor, March 9, 1932
Diana Wynyard, January 26, 1933
Marx Brothers, February 17, 1933
Jean Harlow, September 29, 1933
Maurice Chevalier, December 4, 1934
Jeanette MacDonald,
December 4, 1934
Shirley Temple, March 14, 1935
Joe E. Brown, March 5, 1936
Al Jolson, March 12, 1936
Freddie Bartholomew, April 4, 1936
Bing Crosby, April 8, 1936
Victor McLaglen, May 25, 1936
William Powell, October 20, 1936
Myrna Loy, October 20, 1936
W.S. Van Dyke, January 20, 1937
Clark Gable, January 20, 1937
Dick Powell, February 10, 1937
Joan Blondell, February 10, 1937
Fredric March, April 21, 1937
May Robson, April 22, 1937
Loretta Young, May 31, 1937
Tyrone Power, May 31, 1937
Sonja Henie, June 28, 1937
Ritz Brothers, September 22, 1937
Eleanor Powell, December 23, 1937
Don Ameche, January 27, 1938
Fred Astaire, January 4, 1938
Deanna Durbin, January 7, 1938
Tony Martin, March 20, 1938
Alice Faye, March 20, 1938
Edgar Bergen, July 20, 1938
The Dionne Quintuplets,
October 11, 1938
Mickey Rooney, October 18, 1938 (replaced, February 18, 1986)
Nelson Eddy, December 28, 1938
Ginger Rogers, September 5, 1939
Judy Garland, October 10, 1939
Jane Withers, November 6, 1939
Linda Darnell, March 18, 1940
Rosa Grauman Tribute, March 25, 1940
George Raft, March 25, 1940
John Barrymore, September 5, 1940
Jack Benny, January 13, 1941
Carmen Miranda, March 24, 1941
Barbara Stanwyck, June 11, 1941
Robert Taylor, June 11, 1941
Rudy Vallée, July 21, 1941
Cecil B. DeMille, August 7, 1941
Judge Hardy Family Plaque,
August 15, 1941
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, December 8, 1941
Edward Arnold, January 6, 1942
Joan Fontaine, May 26, 1942
Red Skelton, June 18, 1942
Greer Garson, July 23, 1942
Edward G. Robinson, July 24, 1942
Charles Laughton, July 24, 1942
Charles Boyer, July 24, 1942
Henry Fonda, July 24, 1942
Rita Hayworth, July 24, 1942
Bob Hope, February 5, 1943
Dorothy Lamour, February 5, 1943
Betty Grable, February 15, 1943
Monty Woolley, May 28, 1943
Gary Cooper, August 13, 1943
Esther Williams, August 1, 1944
Jack Oakie, February 21, 1945
Jimmy Durante, October 31, 1945
Sid Grauman, January 24, 1946
Gene Tierney, January 24, 1946
Irene Dunne, July 8, 1946
Rex Harrison, July 8, 1946
Margaret O'Brien, August 15, 1946
Humphrey Bogart, August 21, 1946
Louella O. Parsons,
September 30, 1946
Ray Milland, April 17, 1947
Lauritz Melchior, November 17, 1947
James Stewart, February 13, 1948
Van Johnson, March 25, 1948
George Jessel, March 1, 1949
Roy Rogers, April 21, 1949
Richard Widmark, April 24, 1949
Charles Nelson, April 24, 1949
Jeanne Crain, October 17, 1949
Jean Hersholt, October 20, 1949
Gregory Peck, December 15, 1949
Anne Baxter, December 15, 1949
Gene Autry & Champion (Jr.), December 23, 1949
John Wayne, January 25, 1950
Lana Turner, May 24, 1950
Bette Davis, November 6, 1950
William Lundigan, December 29, 1950
Cary Grant, July 16, 1951
Susan Hayward, August 10, 1951
Oskar Werner, December 13, 1951
Hildegard Knef, December 13, 1951
Jane Wyman, September 17, 1952
Ava Gardner, October 21, 1952
Clifton Webb, December 7, 1952
Olivia de Havilland, December 9, 1952
Adolph Zukor, January 5, 1953
Ezio Pinza, January 26, 1953
Donald O'Connor, February 25, 1953
Jane Russell, June 26, 1953
Marilyn Monroe, June 26, 1953
Jean Simmons, September 24, 1953
Danny Thomas, January 26, 1954
James Mason, March 30, 1954
Alan Ladd, May 12, 1954
Edmund Purdom, August 30, 1954
Van Heflin, October 8, 1954
George Murphy, November 8, 1954
Yul Brynner, March 22, 1956
Deborah Kerr, March 22, 1956
Giant, September 26, 1956
George Stevens
Rock Hudson
Elizabeth Taylor
Elmer C. Rhoden, September 16, 1958
Rosalind Russell, February 19, 1959
Cantinflas, December 28, 1960
Doris Day, January 19, 1961
Natalie Wood, December 5, 1961
Charlton Heston, January 18, 1962
Sophia Loren, July 26, 1962
Kirk Douglas, November 1, 1962
Paul Newman, May 25, 1963
Joanne Woodward, May 25, 1963
Jack Lemmon, June 29, 1963
Shirley MacLaine, June 29, 1963
Mervyn LeRoy Plaque,
October 15, 1963
Hayley Mills, February 22, 1964
Dean Martin, March 21, 1964
Peter Sellers, June 3, 1964
Debbie Reynolds, January 14, 1965
Marcello Mastroianni, February 8, 1965
Frank Sinatra, July 20, 1965
Julie Andrews, March 26, 1966
Dick Van Dyke, June 25, 1966
Steve McQueen, March 21, 1967
Sidney Poitier, June 23, 1967
Anthony Quinn, December 21, 1968
Danny Kaye, October 19, 1969
Gene Kelly, November 24, 1969
Francis X. Bushman Plaque,
November 17, 1970
Ali MacGraw, December 14, 1972
Jack Nicholson, June 17, 1974
Chinese Theatre 50th Anniversary,
May 18, 1977

Ted Mann
Mayor Tom Bradley
Star Wars Characters, August 3, 1977
Kenny Baker as R2D2
David Prowse as Darth Vader
Anthony Daniels as C3PO
George Burns, January 25, 1979
John Travolta, June 2, 1980
Burt Reynolds, September 24, 1981
Rhonda Fleming, September 28, 1981
Sylvester Stallone, June 29, 1983
George Lucas, May 16, 1984
Steven Spielberg, May 16, 1984
Clarence Nash, the voice
of Donald Duck, May 21, 1984
Clint Eastwood, August 21, 1984
Mickey Rooney, February 18, 1986
Eddie Murphy, May 14, 1987
Hollywood 100th Anniversary,
May 14, 1987
Star Trek 25th Anniversary,
December 5, 1991

DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Gene Roddenbury Tribute Plaque
William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
Nichelle Nichols
Walter Koenig
George Takei
Harrison Ford, June 24, 1992
Michael Keaton, June 15, 1992
Tom Cruise, June 28, 1993
Mel Gibson, August 23, 1993
Arnold Schwarzenegger, July 14, 1994
Meryl Streep, September 25, 1994
Whoopi Goldberg, February 2, 1995
Bruce Willis,May 18, 1995
Steven Seagal, July 10, 1995
Jim Carrey, November 1, 1995
Johnny Grant, May 13, 1997
Robert Zemeckis, July 8, 1997
Michael Douglas, September 10, 1997
Al Pacino, October 16, 1997
Denzel Washington, January 15, 1988
Walter Matthau, April 2, 1998
Warren Beatty, May 21, 1998
Danny Glover, July 7, 1998
Tom Hanks, July 23, 1998
Robin Williams, December 22, 1998
Susan Sarandon, January 11, 1999
William F. "Bill" Hertz, March 18, 1999
Ron Howard, March 23, 1999
Sean Connery, April 13, 1999
Richard Gere, July 26, 1999
Bob Daly, September 30, 1999
Terry Semel, September 30, 1999
Anthony Hopkins, January 11, 2001
Nicolas Cage, August 14, 2001
Martin Lawrence, November 19, 2001
John Woo, May 20, 2002
Morgan Freeman, June 5, 2002
Christopher Walken, October 8, 2004
Jack Valenti, December, 6, 2004
Sherry Lansing, February 26, 2005
Adam Sandler, May 17, 2005
Johnny Depp, September 16, 2005
Samuel L. Jackson, January 30, 2006
Kevin Costner, September 6, 2006
Jerry Weintraub, June 5, 2007
George Clooney, June 5, 2007
Brad Pitt, June 5, 2007
Matt Damon, June 5, 2007
Harry Potter Stars, July 9, 2007
Rupert Grint
Emma Watson
Daniel Radcliffe
Johnny Grant, July 9, 2007
Will Smith, December 10, 2007
Michael Caine, July 11, 2008
Hugh Jackman, April 21, 2009
Robert Downey Jr., December 7, 2009
Jerry Bruckheimer, May 17, 2010
Cher, November 18, 2010
Robert Duvall, January 5, 2011
Helen Mirren, March 28, 2011
Peter O'Toole, April 30, 2011
Jennifer Aniston, July 7, 2011
Mickey Rourke, October 31, 2011
The Twilight Saga, November 3, 2011
Robert Pattinson
Kristen Stewart
Taylor Lautner
West Side Story, November 15, 2011
Rita Moreno
George Chakiris
Russ Tamblyn
Michael Jackson Tribute,
January 26, 2012
Kim Novak, April 14, 2012
Ahn Sung-ki, June 23, 2012
Lee Byung-hun, June 23, 2012
Christopher Nolan, July 7, 2012
Robert De Niro, February, 4, 2013
Jane Fonda, April 27, 2013
Jackie Chan, June 6, 2013
Jerry Maren, September 18, 2013
Sandra Bullock, September 25, 2013
Feng Xiaogang, November 1, 2013
Emma Thompson, November 7, 2013
John Goodman, November 14, 2013
Ben Stiller, December 3, 2013
MGM 90th Anniversary and
Leo the Lion
, January 22, 2014
Jerry Lewis, April 12, 2014
Mel Brooks, September 8, 2014
Gena Rowlands, December 5, 2014
Ethan Hawke, January 8, 2015
Vince Vaughn, March 4, 2015
Christopher Plummer, March 27, 2015
Vin Diesel, April 1, 2015
Dwayne Johnson, May 19, 2015
Justin Lin, June 3, 2015
Zhao Wei, June 3, 2015
Huang Xiaoming, June 3, 2015
The Hunger Games Stars,
October 31, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence
Liam Hemsworth
Josh Hutchinson
Quentin Tarantino, January 5, 2016
Francis Ford Coppola, April 29, 2016
Tim Burton, September 8, 2016
Jeffrey Katzenberg,
September 29, 2016
Jessica Chastain, November 3, 2016
La La Land Stars, December 7, 2016
Ryan Gosling
Emma Stone
Jeff Bridges, January 6, 2017
Carl and Rob Reiner, April 7, 2017
Ridley Scott, May 17, 2017
Carrie Fisher Memorial Plaque
December 14, 2017
Stan Lee, July 18, 2017
Cicely Tyson, April 27, 2018
Sam Elliott, January 7, 2019
Billy Crystal, April 12, 2019
Avengers: Endgame, April 23, 2019
Robert Downey Jr.
Mark Ruffalo
Jeremy Renner
Kevin Feige
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
• Scarlett Johansson
Keanu Reeves, May 14, 2019
Kevin Smith, October 14, 2019
Jason Mewes, October 14, 2019
Kevin Hart, December 10, 2019
Patrick Stewart, January 13, 2020
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