Jamie Lee Curtis

Classic Hollywood: Impressions of the Chinese Theatre at 90

Classic Hollywood: Impressions of the Chinese Theatre at 90

To Jamie Lee Curtis, “the Chinese Theatre humanized, in the hand and footprints, the famous. It wasn’t a glossy picture that seemed unattainable, but something human and tangible.”

To Carol Burnett, it was the place her grandmother flagged down Linda Darnell for an autograph — and little Carol “looked up and I could see — she was tall and, of course, I was little — that her nostrils didn’t match.”

To director Joe Dante, it was a backdrop for his film “Hollywood Boulevard,” but the movie “was so cheap, we couldn’t afford a ticket to go inside” to shoot. Which is why the shot of...

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