Hollywood Pavilion

Behind a facsimile facade of Grauman's Chinese Theater, complete with hand and footprints of celebrities in its pavement, Hollywood displayed mementos of its past and spotlighted some of its glittering stars of present. Visitors took a walk through exact replicas of the throne rooms from Cleopatra and the King and I, visited the street from West Side Story and saw the main set from TV's Gunsmoke while film music played in the background. Its motion picture museum showcased filmland costumes, jewelry and props (including a small train used in The Greatest Show on Earth). A special section highlighted the career of the late Cecil B. DeMille. Admission was $1.25.

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