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Throwback Thursday: The story behind stars' handprints in Hollywood
Throwback Thursday: The story behind stars' handprints in Hollywood

If you've ever been to the TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Mann's, originally Grauman's), you've probably walked over the handprints and footprints of Hollywood stars imprinted in the concrete. They're a big tourist draw — you can see the stars' signatures and compare your hand size to that of the people you see on the big screen — but the very first one was an accident. According to our archives, the tradition was born after actress Norma Talmadge accompanied Sid Grauman — the theater magnate who was opening the now-famous landmark — and other Hollywood stars to the site of the theater when it was under construction in 1927. Upon...

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