Rest in Peace, Sid Grauman…


Rest in Peace, Sid Grauman…



Chinese Theatre impresario Sid Grauman (left) with true Hollywood greats, Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg


Late last night emergency personnel were called to Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale where loud noises, banging and crying were heard emanating from the Sanctuary of Benediction corridor of the Great Mausoleum.  After a brief investigation, workmen discovered the sounds were coming from the crypt of Sid Grauman, the builder of Hollywood’s Egyptian and Chinese Theatres. Evidently the great showman was turning over in his grave after the cast of the X-Factor–Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato, left their handprints in cement at the forecourt of the legendary Chinese Theater. This once honored Hollywood tradition, which in the past has been reserved for the greats of film history (need it be mentioned the film hits of Cowell, Spears, Reid & Lovato??), last night was finally put out of its misery. While choices in the recent past have been questionable, one can only wonder who is next–the Kardashians? Rest in peace, Sid Grauman.



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10 Responses to “Rest in Peace, Sid Grauman…”

  1. CatM says:

    Oh my god you had me going for a moment there! LOL! That’s just awful!

  2. landman says:

    Talk about turning Grauman’s into a carnival!!! No one should be permitted to leave their prints until they have many years of experience in a media, along with countless awards to their name. This goes for the Hollywood Walk of Fame too! Both should only be reserved for the best Stars in Hollywood and those who have earned it!!!!! I feel sorry for you Sid, now get some more rest, don’t call us, we’ll call you.

  3. Scatter says:

    My revulsion at the pop-culturalization of this venerable Hollywood tradition continues to deepen. We’ve gone from immortalizing the legends, to those who steal 15 minutes of fame, to those who serve as nothing more than cultural vacuums.

  4. Jennifer says:

    THANK YOU for this! I was freaking out last night watching them “immortalized”! GAH!

  5. Barry Lane says:

    Good going Allan.

  6. Jim Davis says:

    I’m speechless!

  7. Melissa says:

    All of the above.

  8. Roy says:

    I am disappointed. Traditionally, Grauman’s Chinese has been reserved exclusively for the true Hollywood legends who earned their place in the court yard. I do not consider these four worthy of their place amongst Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland or Bette Davis. Sid has every right to roll over in his grave. Hollywood Blvd. has deteriorated into a cheap carnival side show with a different generation of spectators. Hollywood has sold out. It is a shame.

  9. normadesmond says:

    put quite well.

  10. Judy Stabile says:

    Great site!!!!!!

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