Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood (419 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)
- Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, Art Deco, Contemporary, Level 3, Modern, New Arrivals, Puzzles For Her, Puzzles For Him, Summer, Travel
- Type: 401-500 Piece Puzzle
The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood is the most famous movie theater in the world and one of the most recognizable Los Angeles landmarks.
It was opened in May 1927 by Sid Grauman, who was building upon his success with the nearby Egyptian theater.
Grauman is credited with single-handedly moving the focus of the Los Angeles entertainment industry from downtown LA to Hollywood, with all its accompanying fanfare. He owned a one-third interest in the building, with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks holding the other two-thirds.
The first movie shown was the original silent version of "King of Kings," produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Since then, the theatre has been the site of more splashy Hollywood movie premieres than any other theatre.
In 1939 over 10,000 spectators showed up for the world premiere of "The Wizard of Oz" and it is still considered THE place to launch your movie.
Back in the 1940s, the Chinese Theatre also hosted the annual Academy Award ceremonies. And the theatre has appeared in quite a few movies itself, including the opening scene of "Singing in the Rain" and at the climax of the Sandra Bullock/Keanu Reeves adventure hit "Speed."
The theatre currently houses the most enormous IMAX auditorium globally, and it is the only IMAX theatre to actually have a curtain.
It is equally famous for what is on the outside, with hundreds of thousands of people visiting each year to see and touch the footprints and handprints of the favorite stars immortalized there.
The most popular of these are Marilyn Monroe's, and if you look closely, you will see that her handprints are darker than those around her because so many fans have placed their hands there.
When the 1977 premiere of the original Star Wars film was celebrated at the theatre, some of its most famous stars were captured in cement. You can still see the footprints of C-3PO, R2-D2, and Darth Vador near the entrance.
The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers, classic car enthusiasts, and Hollywood lovers, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many shaped whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces that match the theme of the painting, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
- Includes Bonus Poster To Guide Assembly
- Number of Puzzle Pieces: 419
- Completed Puzzle Size: 15" X 11.5"
- Artist: © Michael Young
- Serial #: NP22-419-504
- Wood Thickness: 4mm
- Cut Style: Modern
- Difficulty: Level 3
- Made in the USA
- Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle