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Old Hollywood Bar Crawl
"Meet your guide on Hollywood Boulevard for this 3-hour walking tour of some of Los Angeles’ most historic sites. Get an inside look at some of the key places Hollywood’s biggest celebrities have frequented. Sit in the booths once occupied by the likes of and some still do. Stroll Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame and listen to your guide share stories about some of the film industry’s most influential actors directors and writers. Duck into the bars that line the boulevard where celebrities of Hollywood’s Golden Age would mingle and drink. Some of the places still make guest appearances in films and television shows. But you’ll also hear the inside scoop on lesser-known tales of mobster hangouts and a secret ‘Writer’s Room you’ll also see iconic buildings and get to know where the locals like to hang out instead of getting stuck at the tourist traps. The tour concludes on Hollywood Boulevard outside the Roosevelt Hotel which is a great place to continue mingling on your own with locals at the dramatic bar hotel that almost feels like a movie set. You never know whom you might bump into. Please note: Comfortable shoes for walking are recommended. All participant
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Movie Stars Homes Tour or Madame Tussauds Admission with Universal CityWalk
"After morning pickup at your Anaheim or Buena Park hotel travel 34 miles (55 km) to Hollywood as your guide provides some background on the city's many famous sights. At the central corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue disembark from your coach for a few hours to explore on your own. Admire famous sights such as TCL Chinese Theatre where you'll find the imprints of hands and heels belonging to a list of famous folks out front. Next door check out the Kodak Theatre (aka Dolby Theatre) where many a red carpet affair takes place. Find your favorite celebrity star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and enjoy photo ops near the iconic Hollywood sign. Browse souvenir shops to find your own little golden man among other mementos
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20 Minute Driving Experience in a BMW M-sport Convertible
During the tour You will be driving BMW M-sport Convertible with the full power of turbo engine  - unique combination of gold matte color exterior with the high-end German quality interior. You'll feel perfect driving control and ultimate comfort."""Take Your chance to see Los Angeles from luxury side driving incredible BMW M-sport Convertible with our professional tour guide.You will be driving on the most famous streets in Hollywood. Your unforgettable driving experience on Walk of Fame  Sunset blvd and beautiful Vine street  will be captured by GoPro. On the end of the tour You will have couple minutes photo-shoot  with unique gold matte BMW 6 M-sport Convertible. "title=Highlights&1=Cycle+the+city+streets+to+absorb+the+local+atmosphere&2=Enjoy+fantastic+aerial+views&3=Treat+a+loved+one+on+a+special+occasion&4=Once-in-a-Lifetime+Experience&5=Informative%2C+friendly+and+professional+guide&6=Flexibility+to+customize+y"""Los Angeles
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Hollywood Walk of Fame Tips (61)

It's long but there's help

The Hollywood Walk of Fame might go on for nearly four miles, but there is help to slay this dragon. The Web Site http://www.hwof.com is a great resource. It tells you where all the stars are located by both address and GPS lat/long. If you see a star and don't know who it is, don't work, use the site and they will tell you the story behind the star and even give you a photo of that star that you probably recognize by site only. And the great news, is that there is a version formatted for the mobile phone at http://www.hwof.mobi.

pnerger
Nov 12, 2009

Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame is the sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard that houses about 2,000 five pointed stars with the names of famous stars and celebrities, not only humans (actors, singers etc) but also figures like Mickey Mouse, Godzilla (pic 1), Simpsons etc All the stars come from television/film/recording and radio industry and they are honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry. The first stars were placed here in the 50s.

Ok, nothing to get excited with this attraction, we just walked some blocks checking for stars we know/like but although it’s boring dont forget that it’s for free :) If you want to see them all you have to walk about 5 kilometres! If you’re looking for a specific star you may search on web in advance and know the exact spot with the address and info about it.
Along the way we met several people that work as mimics of famous celebrities, some of them were really good, we saw several Michael Jacksons for sure (pic 2) This what they do for living you know so you must give a dollar or two for a picture with Elvis, Superman or Darth Vader :)

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mindcrime
Feb 03, 2010

Marilyn Monroe's small hands

The first time I visited the Holloywood Walk of Fame was twenty years ago and the only one I remember was how small the hands of Marilyn Monroe were. Years later, I brought the twins to this famous landmark and they had fun posing by Tom Cruise’s prints. Definitely, this is a place that you would like to visit when in LA, not only because it is historical but also because it is fun looking for your favorite stars!

Basically, it is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, 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. It is nearly a three-and-a-half-(3 1/2)-mile (5.6km) round-trip walk.

Best of all, it is free to see these prints! Whose prints will you look for?

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jumpingnorman
May 28, 2009

Starstruck!

Come to the Walk Of Fame to witness and relive the glory of Hollywood. Forget about catching a glimpse of those celebrities but to feel where it all started makes it worthwhile to be here.

The Walk of Fame is a tribute to the Hollywood stars of today and yesterday. It is lined on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. The stars are honoured according to 5 different categories (emblems) i.e. motion pictures-MP, television-TV, radio recording-Rec and live theatre-LT.

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Mar 07, 2005
 
 
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Hollywood Boulevard

Park your car in the neighbourhood (in a safe spot) and stroll along Hollywood Boulevard. The interesting part (the Walk of Fame and Mann's Chinese Theater) are in the western part of the boulevard. West of the junction with Vine St. Here you will find lots of Hollywood stars beneath your feet.

In front of Mann's Chinese Theater (a cinema built as a Chinese temple, and one of the most famous cinemas in the world) you can find handprints of many famous stars in the concrete as well.

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JanPeter74
Apr 16, 2004

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Along this mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard around Grauman's Chinese Theater lay a couple thousand pink stars embedded in gray terrazzo. The star contains one of five symbols to help identify the honoree: a motion picture camera, a television, a record, a radio microphone or theatrical masks.

The first stars were installed in 1960, I understand that the stars (or their movie studio) fronts the cost for the placement of the star after they have been selected to receive a star. Among the honorees are at least two dogs-Rin Tin Tin and Lassie and at least two fictional characters-Big Bird from Sesame Street and Godzilla. Most celebrities show up for the installation of their star although I'm inclined to believe that Godzilla was a no show.

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Dabs
Mar 10, 2005

Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is lots of fun.

I had heard stories that it was really scruffy, but it's not. Apparently Hollywood is going through a renaissance and getting a big cleanup.

It's gret walking up and down and reading the names on the stars, trying to get a pic beside your favourites.

All along the street by Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Kodak building etc, are actors dressed up as movie and tv characters. For a small tip they'll pose for a pic.

There's a gift shop/souvenir shop on that side of the street where you can buy tiny shot glasses with your name in a star (if you can find your name) and cute Hollywood star fridge magnets. Tacky, probably, but "must have" souvenirs.

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SabrinaSummerville
Jun 18, 2006

Seeing Stars - Hollywood Blvd.

Take a stroll down Hollywood Blvd. - there's lots to see. First and foremost the STARS! The "Walk of Fame" goes along Hollywood Blvd. from La Brea all the way down to Gower, as well as along Vine Street down to Sunset. But don't forget to look up as well as you walk amongst the Stars - there are many sights to see: Galaxy Theater Complex, Chinese Theater, Kodak Theater shopping complex, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the El Capitan Theater, Max Factor museum (on Highland), Hollywood Wax Museum, Ridgley's Believe it or not, Guiness World of Records, Frederick's of Hollywood, the Pig-n-Whistle restaurant, the Egyptian Theater, mixed in between numerous little souvenier-shops, as well as tatoo-parlors, and punk-rock stores. Of course there are also many little eateries and bars, and a variety of street-performers. Plenty of stuff to fill an entire afternoon and evening.

Factoid: besides tourists, Hollywood Blvd. has also a tendency to attract riff-raff and low-lives. So hold on to your purses. We'd recommend you stay in the LaBrea/Highland area (around the Chinese theater) at evening and night time. Oh yeah - also be aware: you might get offered a "free stress test" - this is a service from the people of Scientology! (A religion founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.)

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Escadora7
Oct 10, 2006

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Beginning of the Walk of Fame

The best is to start at La Brea, the very beginning of the Walk of Fame, and also the spot where you can find the The Silver Four Ladies of Hollywood Gazebo.

At the feet of the Ladies lies the star showing all the categories of artists represented on each star all along the Walk of Fame (theatre, movie, music,…).

From there, a loooooooooong walk awaits you : this whole story of placing stars along Hollywood Boulevard began with 2500 blank stars. A total of 1558 stars were awarded during the first sixteen months. Since then, about two stars have been added per month. The first star was placed on February 9, 1960 for Joanne Woodward.

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Muya
Jan 14, 2007

The Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame extends for more than 2 mi/3 km along Hollywood Boulevard.

Insets honoring Hollywood stars and other entertainment industry professionals fill the square in front of the Chinese Theater and are placed several spaces apart along the sidewalks in the area.

This section of Hollywood was once a hot spot of town, elegant and always attracting the rich and famous. Over the years, it became quite runned down, sprinkled with the drugged out homeless of the city and the expectant tourist looking for Hollywood's glory days was very disappointed.

Update:

Well, the-powers-that-be finally took a realistic look at what had happened to this most famous area of Los Angeles and began to regenerate this whole section. Now it is becoming the hot spot again. Even Grauman's Chinese Theatre got it's name back!

Update:

The name of the theater has changed again. It is now the TCL Chinese Theatre. However, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is still thriving and stars are added every year. So find your favorite star and take a photo next to his or her star.

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lmkluque
Aug 26, 2014

Hollywood and the Walk of Fame

One of Los Angeles’s most famous landmarks, the Walk of Fame is a tribute to over 2000 artists who have made significant contributions to film, radio, television, theatre and the recording industries.

A must do for anyone who likes the world of movies… Strolling along a Boulevard paved with the most famous names, its like walking in a dream :-) As there are really many many stars on both side of Hollywood Boulevard and some of the perpendicular streets, you might want to know the location of your favourite idols in advance. There is a list with all the names and their location on http://www.hollywoodusa.co.uk/walkoffame.htm

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Muya
Jan 14, 2007

Hollywood - Chinese Theater

Check out the shoe size of your favorite Hollywood actors and actresses.

Just be careful, when you are going on the floor to pose for the camera that no eager silly tourist step on your hand or fall over you.

It is kinda of fun to seek and search and find Hollywood's Who's Who.

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SLLiew
Aug 28, 2006

Things to Do Near Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Hollywood

Hollywood is a community of Los Angeles that is most famous for it's connection to Entertainment/ the Film Industry. Truth be told, the glamor of Hollywood died out because many stars avoided the...
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Egyptian Theatre

Graumans Egyptian Sid Grauman wanted to create an exotic environment for the theater goers in Hollywood so he created four unique theaters. The Egyptian is one of them. It was built in 1922 and the...
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Hollywood Wax Museum

Billed as Hollywood Walk of Fame, is the longest running wax museum in the United States, with more than 45 years of continuous operation by the same owners since 1965. I thought $30 was worth the...
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Ripley's Believe It or Not

This is a tourist attraction in Hollywood. Two floors of oddities, artifacts and Hollywood props in 10,000 square feet of space. Discount tickets can be obtained if you are a AAA (Auto Club of...
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Dolby Theatre

the theater of the Oscar's. As Everyone Knows, This is the Annual Site of the Academy Awards (Also known as Oscars) since 2002. Although this is known as the Oscar's Roost, the kodak theater also...
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El Capitan Theatre

El Capitan is a bit younger than Graumans Egyptian and Grauman's Chinese, about three or four years. Originally it was a venue for "live" theater. Unfortunately the Great Depression and the World...
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Getting to Hollywood Walk of Fame

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7018 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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