19 August 1973 |
Los Angeles Times
At the Fox Wilshire Theater the other night I was confronted with a preview trailer of a film which, they said, is to open soon at "Mann's Chinese" Theater. I was horrified to realize the implications of that change of name, roughly akin in my mind to McDonalds buying the Golden Gate Bridge and renaming it "Frisco's Golden Arches" If the Mann company seriously intends to rename Grauman's inspired landmark, I for one will protest it furiously, and I would hope the public would simply not allow such sacrilege.
[NOTE: I did, in fact, protest the name change, in-person and with placards and handouts, on 23 August 1973. My protest was mentioned on the evening news in Los Angeles. The name change remained, to change again after a few years, and then again. It has not (yet) been restored as "Grauman's Chinese" as of Spring 2020.]