By Deb Flomberg
You cannot visit Hollywood without making a stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This iconic Hollywood destination is recognized all over the world as the biggest indication of fame in television or movies. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular attractions in California, and you can enjoy a fun, leisurely stroll down Hollywood Boulevard as you look for all of your favorite stars.
The Walk of Fame is credited to E.M. Stuart, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 1953. He proposed the idea of the Walk of Fame as a means to “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamor and excitement in the four corners of the world.” After more than five years of work, the initial eight stars were unveiled on Aug. 15, 1958, as a demonstration of what the walk would end up looking like. Those (non-permanent) first eight honorees were Olive Bordon, Ronald Colman, Louise Fazenda, Preston Foster, Burt Lancaster, Edward Sedwick, Ernest Torrance and Joanne Woodward. The actual first star was not laid until 1960, and that star belonged to Stanley Kramer, though many believe that Joanne Woodward was the first, as she was the first to actually pose with her star for photographers.
Today, the Walk of Fame runs about 1.3 miles and has 2,498 stars in the iconic coral-pink and brass star. Each of the stars fall with in a category of film, television, audio recording or music, radio or theater/live performance. You can visit the Walk of Fame any time, day or night, since it still is a public sidewalk to be enjoyed by all. If you want to know the location of your favorite star, check the website before you head down to get a location ahead of time.
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Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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