Carmen was invited to meet American president Franklin D Roosevelt and was the first Latin American star to have her hands and footprints immortalised in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
in Los Angeles.
1939: The Wizard of Oz premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
According to Hollywood trade publication Deadline.com, Netflix is in talks to buy Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, the less famous cousin of Grauman's Chinese Theatre
, from American Cinematheque, the cash-strapped non-profit that owns the theater.
Now, we're at the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre
in Los Angeles."
Earlier, Hosny had published images of himself imprinting hands at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre
in Hollywood, California, an honour shared by Hollywood's greatest icons, from Al Pacino to Marilyn Monroe.
It's said that the salad was hastily knocked up - and it's remarkable how many of the modern classics seem to have come about in the same 'make do' manner - for the owner of Grauman's Chinese Theatre
(the famous one on Hollywood Boulevard's 'Walk Of Fame',' where all the brass stars line the pavement), who, after having had extensive dental work, was unable to chew with any force.
The couple also became the first celebrities to have their hand and footprints immortalised in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Uggie, who even released a ghostwritten autobiography, was the first dog to leave his paw prints in cement outside historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre
In my opinion, its most impressive landmark is the Grauman's Chinese Theatre
, a classic movie palace from the 1920's, built in the style of a Chinese pagoda.
There's no shortage of things to do, whether you just want to stroll down Venice Beach, dodge the desperate wannabe actors outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre
, drive through Laurel Canyon, home to the best of 1970s singer songwriters, or, continuing the film theme, visit Universal Studios.
It also lacks a centrepiece sequence at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
, which originally depicted gun men shooting indiscriminately at an audience from behind the screen.
Witness this: a stunning red silk and brocade strapless dress worn by actress Emma Stone at the US premiere of her latest movie Gangster Squad at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
(in which, by the by, she gets to star alongside the very gorgeous Ryan Gosling).