This may or not be a fact since my research shows a couple of different origins for the tradition of foot and hand prints of stars in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. I’ve always heard it was Norma Talmadge, a star of the silent movies in the 1920s. She accidentally stepped in the wet concrete when it was being poured in front of the building. As I was getting this post ready, I found other explanations but most of them were on wikipedia so, who knows, right? Anyway, I think it’s cool.
When I was in LA, I went to the theater, of course, and got some pictures of these markings. It’s kind of interesting how small some people’s feet are.
Here are a few pictures from when I went (not the one of Norma, of course) – I DID think I got a few shots of women’s feet but I guess not. LOL