Calling the event “a sham concocted by ego-riddled hucksters,” actress Bette Davis refused to attend her own hand-imprint ceremony at Hollywood’s famous Chinese Theater in 1962.

Instead, she sent her Mexican cabana boy, Raoul, who read a prepared statement from Davis denouncing the event as “the longest-running cult of personality since V.I. Lenin.”

Raoul then pressed his own palms into the cement and signed them “Joan Crawford.” Theater officials had Raoul’s handprints jackhammered out in 1968 to make room for those of game show host Wink Martindale.

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