Just Put Our Foot In It

Postally Unused:


From back of postcard:
“Footprints of the Stars–Forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where concrete slabs have captured the footprints, handprints and signatures of the movie stars of yesterday and today.”

Postally Unused:


From back of postcard:
“Grauman’s Chinese Theatre Hollywood California Motion picture star Doris Day placing her and footprints in this world famous forecourt.”

Ceremonies for Doris Day took place on January 19, 1961.

Postally Unused:


From back of postcard:
“Mann’s Chinese Theatre-Hollywood, CA First opened in 1927, Hollywood’s most famous landmark where the footprints, handprints and signatures of the movie stars are preserved in cement.”

In 1973 Grauman’s was sold to Mann Theatres. Enter the Dragon started an eight week run on  August  24 of that year. It was Bruce Lee’s final completed film before his death on July 20, 1973.

TCL Chinese Theatre

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre- A Fan Site

Postcards part of the Theatre TalkCollection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Private walks also available.

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Currently seeking funding for “Editing & Formatting” the first three volumes of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, 3rd Edition