Thursday, November 18, 2010

Roz Russell Leaves Her Mark

Rosalind Russell left her mark in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, February 19, 1959. Above her name she wrote “Auntie Mame was here”, so even then perhaps she knew it would be her “signature” role. The movie “Auntie Mame” had been released about six or seven weeks before, in December 1958.

In this post we covered another honor for Roz, under much more harrowing circumstances that happened three years previously in her hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut. No cement then, just a lot of water over the bridge.


Matthew Coniam said...

This is almost certainly a stupid question that everyone already knows the answer to, but why didn't they run out of space in front of Grauman's for new signatures? Did they periodically get rid of some older ones? If so, what happened to them? Or was the place so big they never needed to (surely it couldn't be)?

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Hi, Matthew (And congratulations on your wedding.) I don't think that's a stupid question. I've also wondered that, and I don't know the answer. Maybe someone else can help us with this one.

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