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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

Category: 1982

Hollywood Lost and Found -- Grauman's Footprints in Cement


Sept. 9, 1982: Perhaps you recall recent stories about the discovery of footprints in slabs of concrete that were removed from outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre during construction of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here’s more on the slabs in question. At the time the story was published, the blocks were on display in a storefront museum on Hollywood Boulevard a block from the Chinese Theatre.

“The prints are so faint that Richard Brian -- who bought the blocks, transported them from Phoenix in a truck and placed them in his museum -- had to darken them with pencil lead to make them visible,” The Times said.


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