Sunday, March 23, 2008

Disney World After Dark: Grauman's Chinese Theater

Before there was a hat, there was a theater.

There was a time when you would enter the then Disney-MGM Studios, and looking up Hollywood Boulevard, you would see Grauman's Chinese Theater. Or at least a replica.

In his book, Since the World Began, Jeff Kurtti shares that, "The Imagineers used the blueprints of the original 1927 Meyer and Holler building for reference, and the facade is built in full scale, rather than in the interpretive scale of the rest of the theme park's Hollywood Boulevard."

The park has been described as "The Hollywood that never was and always will be." I like that. I describes a place that usually can only live in our minds. But the Imagineers are gifted in making what dreams we have into reality. The Grauman's Chinese Theater is part of that. It is symbol of the Hollywood that lives in our imaginations.

Let's take a moment to use our imaginations.

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