The tradition of the stars leaving their impressions in the theater's forecourt began the following spring, when Sid Grauman asked his friends Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks to leave their hand and footprints in wet concrete. Pickford and Fairbanks — Hollywood royalty who held court at their Beverly Hills estate known as Pickfair — were also part owners of the new $2 million theater, along with Grauman and Joseph Schenck, then head of United Artists.
Eight days after the first "footprint" ceremony, the opulent theater opened to great fanfare with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's "The King of Kings." The day of the celebration The Times reported that "every star and personage of pretensions in this part of the country will be numbered in the audience."
In the more than eight decades since, a select number of big stars — about 200 in all — have left imprints in the forecourt.
Although the vast majority of entertainers found at Grauman’s also have been honored on the Walk of Fame, there are a number of notable exceptions. Among the starless stars: Warren Beatty, Jim Carrey, Sean Connery, Jeanne Crain, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Michael Keaton, Ali McGraw, Hayley Mills, Marcello Mastroianni, Al Pacino, Steven Segal, Peter Sellers, Jean Simmons, Denzel Washington and Oskar Werner.
— Megan Garvey, who is the editor of The Times' Hollywood Walk of Fame project
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Here's a look at the entertainers honored both at Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame: