On June 26, 1953, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell added their signatures, handprints, and footprints to the courtyard at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard as publicity for the film ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blonde.’
This is a special moment for any celebrity, following other greats who have their place in that famous courtyard. It was extra special for Marilyn because her favorite childhood memories were watching movies at the Chinese Theatre and trying out the handprints and footprints of her favorite stars. Marilyn’s block of cement at Grauman’s is, without a doubt, the most popular of all of those in the courtyard. She has discolored hands because so many people fit their hands into hers when they visit Hollywood.
Below are some stunning photos that show Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on June 26, 1953.