A large collection of celebrity handprints is available at Hollywood Boulevard in Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
Since 1927 this theatre has been drawing crowds in Hollywood with their unusual handprint collection. Over four million tourists flock to the location each year. The Walk of Fame stars passes right in front (see the first photo below), and the famed forecourt features handprints from stars ranging from Sophia Loren (see photo above) and Doris Day (see 2nd photo below) to Brad Pitt & Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just be prepared to rub elbows with other onlookers, as the entrance can get awfully crowded.
STARS INCLUDED (1927-2010):
- A few of the males are: Nicolas Cage, George Clooney, Sean Connery (James Bond), Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks, Eddie Murphy, Al Pacino, Brad Pitt, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christopher Walken, Denzel Washington, and so many more;
- A few of the females are: Julie Andrews, Cher, Doris Day, Rhonda Fleming, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherry Lansing, Sophia Loren, Ali McGraw, Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Reynolds, Susan Saradon, Meryl Streep, Elizabeth Taylor, Emma Watson, and so many more.
An overview of the 200+ stars is available at Wikipedia.
Find more examples of celebrity hands & handprints:
Doris Day’s handprint was made in 1961.
December 8, 2010
NOVEMBER 2010: Ming Li, a Chinese 9-year girl, lost her hand when she was run over by a tractor. Doctors could not reattach the hand straight away, so instead grafted it on to her right leg to keep it alive until the operation was possible. After 3 months the hand was rejoined to her wrist using nerves and skin from her leg.
Doctor Hou shared his optimistic perspective for the girl: “After the surgeries and with enough hand training, her left hand could resume most of its functions.”
The photo below brings the good news: Ming Li is doing fine, with good circulation and she can move her wrist in a normal fashion.
September 4, 2010
In 2004 Chinese researchers present a new approach to study the hand lines for biometric purposes. They applied a mathematical model on hand prints and were able to identify six types of palmar crease variations - based on the core characteristics of the three ‘major palmar lines’. Recently, in line with the Chinese research a new more advanced (PIC) model was introduced which e.g. describes 21 types of major hand line variations which are displayed in ‘a family tree of the major hand line types’: see the picture above.
Interestingly, the new study reports e.g. about a correlation between the palmar lines and intelligence (IQ): left hand vs. right hand asymmetries appear to be involved, plus a lower prevalence of MPA’s – such as the simian line & Sydney line).
More details are available in the article:
What can formations in hand lines reveal?
For more information about various aspects of the palmar lines the following book is recommended:
‘Anthropology of Crease Morphogenesis’.
NOTICE: The three major palmar lines concern:
- The ‘radial longitudinal crease’, in palmistry a.k.a. the ‘life line’;
- The ‘distal transversal crease’, in palmistry a.k.a. the ‘heart line’;
- The ‘proximal transveral crease’, in palmistry a.k.a. the ‘head line’.
Related news reports & articles are available at:
News about the palmar creases / hand lines.