Why aren’t Lucille Ball’s handprints in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre?


I love Lucy, you love Lucy, but the owners of the Chinese reserved their wet concrete for the mitts of stars from the big screen, like Marilyn Monroe and James Cagney. Ball had a modest film career before she found success in the ’50s on the rival medium of television. The 1964 World’s Fair did feature a replica of the Chinese Theatre, which included Ball’s cement handprints, but the whereabouts of that slab are unknown.