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Hollywood Memorial

Sid Grauman

Famed impresario of movie theaters, he was one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His middle name was Patrick, for being born on St. Patrick’s Day. He built Grauman’s Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Blvd, later adding his world-renown Chinese Theatre just down the street at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard. Opened on May 18th, 1927 it is now one of the most-visited places in Southern California, famous for the hand & foot print ceremony’s in its forecourt which was his idea and over which he ceremonies he presided his entire life. The theater set the standard for all movie palaces to come and has been home to the premiers of some of the most important films ever made, starting with it’s first, Cecil B. DeMille’s “King of Kings.” Sid is entombed next to Irving Thalberg, Red Skelton and Jean Harlow in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale, California.