Horray for Hollywood! Tinsel town’s iconic Chinese Theatres (www.chinesetheatres.com), launches a new phase in its 85 year history, hosting its first ever exhibit of Hollywood memorabilia starting Friday, September 29.
Known by many monikers over the years, including Grauman’s, The Chinese Theatre’s “Hollywood Legends Collection” will feature a host of prized costumes and accessories worth millions from some of the most iconic films ever made.
Nearly 1,000 costumes will go on display along with Mailyn Monroe’s gold lame, pleated halter gown from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953), Rita Hayworth’s black satin ball gown from “Put The Blame on Mame” (1946), Vivian Leigh’s green velvet drapery gown from “Gone With the Wind” (1939) and Judy Garland’s blue and white gingham pinafore and blouse from “The Wizard of Oz” (1939).
You will also be able to feast your eyes on unique accessories and props, including jewels and headgear worn by Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra” (1963) and tablets from the “Ten Commandments” (1956) used by actor Charlton Heston in his role as “Moses.”
Starting Friday morning, the “Hollywood Legends Collection” at The Chinese Theatres will be open daily during normal operating hours as a free, added attraction for movie ticket holders and VIP tour guests.
About the Chinese Theatres
Since 1927, The Chinese Theatre (also known as Grauman’s) has been the home of the most important, star powered red carpet movie premieres and special events, where Hollywood’s biggest and brightest talents have come to watch their movies.
The most famous movie theatre on the globe is world-renowned for its unique forecourt of the stars, featuring cement hand and footprints of major movie stars, from Marilyn Monroe to Brad Pitt, and numerous stars from all eras of Hollywood.
Besides ranking as a major international tourist destination, The Chinese Theatre, and its six adjacent cinemas, the Chinese 6, are everyday working movie theatres, hosting millions of moviegoers year round. The Chinese Theatre was declared a historic-cultural landmark in 1968, and there has always been a restoration program in process to maintain the theatre’s beauty. With its current, on-going facelift and new added amenities and event spaces, guided by a new and vigorous ownership team, the Chinese Theatres and its famed “hands in cement” forecourt will continue to be the preferred location for tourist visits and the entertainment industry’s most prestigious red carpet premieres for years to come.