Tim Burton Was Here
Grauman’s Chinese Theater Continues Tradition in Hollywood
Our Los Angeles private tour guests suggested it was a coincidence that the Hand and Footprint ceremony for Tim Burton at the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater was just before the opening of his newest film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Their very knowledgeable tour guide, a former film marketing specialist at one of our great studios, informed them that these ceremonies are just part of the film marketing machinery that we are so familiar with here in Hollywood. Tim is in town for the premiere of the film and will appear on late night television, radio shows and a blitz of media meetings to promote his new movie. That he is also being honored among almost 100 years of great movie stars and directors in the courtyard of Sid Grauman’s movie palace (now TCL Chinese Theatre) is just a nice touch and probably a fun interlude in the crush of appointments with entertainment writers and broadcasters. When we schedule our custom tours of Los Angeles for guests we always check to see if something like this is scheduled and suggest to our guests that we time our excursion to be able to participate.