east wall, Grauman's Egyptian Theater (1922), 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California

inspired by the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 -- designed by Meyer & Holler, this theater is one of the great triumphs of preservation in LA -- now the home of the American Cinematheque, which raised $12.8 million for the restoration of the theater the wooden doors are not functional -- on Wednesday, October 18, 1922, the theater opened with Robin Hood, Hollywood's first-ever world premier -- the Egyptian's final premier was Funny Girl in 1968 -- "This night is a most auspicious one for Los Angeles, but it is still more auspicious for Hollywood. It marks Hollywood’s advent from the status of a small town to a city of metropolitan importance, where world premieres are shown." -- George L. Eastman, (not that George Eastman), then president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce -- restoration design

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