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    Seeing Stars

    by Donna_in_India Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The idea of a lasting tribute to the personalities who helped make Hollywood the most famous community in the world came about in 1958. Groundbreaking ceremonies began in February 1960 when the first star went to Joanne Woodward. Today the Hollywood Walk of Fame's star-studded sidewalks have thousands of stars.

    The Walk of Fame stretches for 18 blocks (east-west) along both sides of Hollywood Boulevard, from Gower Street (on the east) to La Brea Avenue (on the west). The Walk of Fame also runs for three blocks (north-south) along Vine Street, beginning at Sunset Boulevard (on the south), crossing Hollywood Boulevard, up to Yucca Street (on the north).

    Each star is a bronze star-plaque, embedded in pink & charcoal terrazzo squares. The stars honor movie actors, radio, TV, & stage performers, directors, singers, songwriters, and other well-known show-biz personalities. Right below the name of the celebrity is a small, round emblem which illustrates the celebrity's category, with one of five symbols: a motion picture camera (for movie stars & directors), a television set (for those in the television industry), a phonograph record (for singers, songwriters, and recording artists), a radio microphone (for radio luminaries), and the twin theatrical masks of comedy & tragedy (for live stage performers).

    "Celebs who will be getting new stars in 2009 include, for movies: Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., Leslie Caron, Hugh Jackman, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, William H. Macy, Charles Durning, and director Tim Burton, plus the Disney animated character Tinkerbell.; for TV, Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman, Full House's John Stamos, CSI's William Petersen, The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick, sitcom writer/producer Chuck Lorre, and Survivor producer Mark Burnett; for recording: Kenny "Baby Face" Edmonds, Shakira, Rush, The Miracles, The Village People, jazz saxophonist Dave Koz, and Universal Music CEO Doug Morris; and from radio, Bill Handel and Harry Shearer."

    If you would like to attend a star ceremony check the website: www.Hollywoodchamber.net

    If you would like to nominate someone for a star:
    www.hollywoodchamber.net/icons/nomination.asp

    To locate a particular celebrity star:
    www.hollywoodchamber.net/icons/walk_directory.asp

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    the famous Walk of Fame

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 25, 2009
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    copied around the world hehehe. this ismy third revisit to this famous site after attending a convention in nearby San Diego. My first picture of this place is in 1989 where I've first visited Los Angeles. My second LA Trip was in 2005 and I still find these wlak of Fame Fascinating. These renowned sidewalk "stars" salute the celebrities who made Hollywood great, from the silent film stars of yesteryear to the modern action heroes of today's blockbusters. These sidewalk "stars" honor not only movie actors, but radio, TV, & stage performers, directors, singers, songwriters, and other well-known show-biz personalities. Designed by Southern Californian artist Oliver Weismuller, who was hired by the city in 1953 to give Hollywood a "face lift", the Hollywood Walk of Fame represented one of a number of improvements the city undertook at the time. It is embedded with more than 2,000 five-pointed stars featuring the names of not only human celebrities but also fictional characters honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry.

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    Cant miss this

    by debsk Written Aug 12, 2009

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    If you are in Hollywood then you cant come home and miss this. Its busy and be wary of the characters dressed as stars whom let you take their photo and then ask for $1 Plus. As they line the street is easy to relieve yourself of money.

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    Walk of Fame

    by HotSpotJ Written Nov 24, 2007

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    The Hollywood Walk of Fame is simply stars names in the sidewalk. This walk of fame isn't only on Hollywood Boulevard, it continues on other streets as well. This was a little disappointing to me, as the surrounding area wasn't as nice as you would expect when you think of the "glitz and glam" of Hollywood. There were actually alot of stars names that I wouldn't think belonged, some near B-rated celebrities. So, if you're in Hollywood, check it out, but don't let it be the highlight of your trip! I've included a link that will take you directly to the address of your favorite star below.

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    See the Stars on the Walk of Fame (Movies)

    by Basaic Written Oct 19, 2007

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    Another of the famous attractions in Hollywood is the Walk of Fame. The Walk started out in 1960 with over 2,500 blank "stars," and only about 2,300 of them have been filled so far. Celebrities of all types are nomianted and several are selected to get added to the Walk of Fame each year. Here are some of the stars of movies. (Mabel Normand was a star of silent pictures).

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    See the Stars on the Walk of Fame (TV)

    by Basaic Written Oct 19, 2007

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    Another of the famous attractions in Hollywood is the Walk of Fame. The Walk started out in 1960 with over 2,500 blank "stars," and only about 2,300 of them have been filled so far. Celebrities of all types are nomianted and several are selected to get added to the Walk of Fame each year. Here are some of the stars of TV. As you can see, the stars do not have to be real people.

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    See the Stars on the Walk of Fame (Music)

    by Basaic Written Oct 19, 2007

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    Another of the famous attractions in Hollywood is the Walk of Fame. The Walk started out in 1960 with over 2,500 blank "stars," and only about 2,300 of them have been filled so far. Celebrities of all types are nomianted and several are selected to get added to the Walk of Fame each year. Here are some of the stars of music.

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    Walk of Fame

    by easterntrekker Written Dec 26, 2006

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    This part of Hollywood Boulevard is more famous than the Stars whose names are on the sidewalk. The names are on bronze star-plaques, embedded in pink & charcoal terrazzo squares on the world's most famous sidewalk: It's fun to pick out some of the Movie Legends names and photograph them .
    The Walk started out in 1960 with over 2,500 blank "stars," and only about 2,300 of them have been filled so far .

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    Walk of Fame

    by orlikins Written Nov 20, 2006

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    Elton John's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    This is a fun and interesting thing to see. There are about 2000+ stars, so it takes a while to see and admire them all. It is a giggle to see all the tourists shuffling from star to star with their cameras (including myself!).

    I still think it is weird that Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen have got their own star and they're still teenagers! However, we don't have the same hyped Olsen phenomenon in Europe compared to the States.

    As an aside, this picture I took of Mr. John's star was used on Nowpublic.com - check it out! I was surprised and pleased to be asked for permission, but of course, who am I to refuse to share my work with the masses? :-D

    http://www.nowpublic.com/elton_john_i_would_ban_religion_completely

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    We could say: "it's a must" ...

    by rafgys Written Nov 19, 2006

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    I found the wild boys!

    This is probably one of the most 'cheezy' places I've ever been to... but hey, it's Hollywood... everything's 'cheezy' here!!

    The Walk of Fame is where all the big stars have their names printed in those little stars along the Hollywood Blvd sidewalks. Most of those names were unknown to me, but that's the funny part... you need to check them all to find the ones you like!

    On your way around... you also must stop by the Chinese Theater to see the hands and feet printings of some other famous actors.

    If you're doing this during the day, get into the Kodak Theater (where the Oscar Awards ceremony has been held lately)... go to the third or fourth floor and check out the hill with the Hollywood sign. The whole theater building is a mall, so you won't have problems getting in.

    And that'd be the end of the 'cheezy-land' !!!

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    Walk of Fame

    by Carmela71 Updated Apr 11, 2005
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    With all the people crossing, we could not get a proper photo of the walk of fame, but we tried our best :-), it is really difficult to get the famous ones, but we got this one :-)

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    ROUTE 66 : Tip 55 - I'm a star, I'm a star !

    by sourbugger Updated Jan 25, 2005

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    One of the more photographed ones

    "Here's a good trivia question for you...Name four animals that appear on the Hollywood walk of fame"

    "Um, um good one. I suppose this is one of the few places where you are not actually seen as a weirdo for getting out and walking in LA."

    "Yep, and it's a reasonable walk to pick out all 2,000 of the stars. Most of them I will have never heard of either. It will be interesting to see how many Brits are in there"

    "It includes music as well, so I'm sure the Beatles appear for instance"

    Later

    "So did you spot them ?"

    "Well I got two dogs...Lassie and Rin Tin Tin'

    "You missed Mickey Mouse and Big Bird"

    "That's cheating, they arn't real animals"

    "This is Hollywood baby"

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    Stars on the streets...

    by Alice-Kees Updated Sep 18, 2003

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    The Walk of Fame, Hollywood Blvd.

    A good part of Hollywood Boulevard is paved with star shaped tiles, with the names of movie stars, musicians, film directors, etc. This part of Hollywood Boulevard is named the Walk of Fame.

    I found many names that I´d never heard of, so a lot of these guys must have been famous quite some time ago, perhaps in the fourties or fifties.

    Do not bump into someone else while reading the tiles!

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    Walk of Fame

    by shiran_d Written Feb 25, 2003
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    These renowned sidewalk "stars" salute the celebrities who made Hollywood great - from the silent film stars of yesteryear to the modern action heroes of today's blockbusters. As the song says, you'll see the names of:

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    Where the Stars are Immortalized

    by shiran_d Written Feb 25, 2003

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    These sidewalk "stars" honor not only movie actors, but radio, TV, & stage performers, directors, singers, songwriters, and other well-known show-biz personalities.

    Right below the name of each celebrity on the five-pointed stars is a small, round emblem which illustrates the celebrity's category, with one of five symbols: a motion picture camera for movie stars & directors), a television set for those in the television industry), a phonograph record (for singers, songwriters, and recording artists, a radio microphone for radio luminaries, and the twin theatrical masks of comedy & tragedy for live stage performers.

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