HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Petit Futé's opinion on HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
One of the Hollywood emblems, perhaps the most famous. It's a Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk between Gower Street and Brea Avenue, and on Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard,
He was named E.M. Stuart, president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, who in 1953 had the brilliant idea of creating a "march of stars" to maintain the glory of those whose name rhymes with glamor and excitement around the world. The rest of the story, including the origin of the stars, would come from the ceiling of the Hollywood Hotel, which was painted with stars bearing names of celebrities. Even today the Walk of Fame continues to make Hollywood glory with more than twenty star awards each year.
More than 2,600 celebrities currently have their star or more precisely their slab on Hollywood Boulevard. It is a granito slab, a material composed of cement and imitating marble in the middle of which a pink star with five branches engraved in the name of celebrity. Under the name of each artist is a brass emblem recalling the category in which the latter has distinguished itself, including cinema, radio, theater, music or television. Celebrities with a star on the boulevard are appointed by production houses, members of the cinema industry or even by simple fans. The star is then subjected to a review and the personalities of the show-biz who wish to have a star on the Walk of Fame can also apply themselves. In all cases, the celebrity in question must justify five years of experience in its field of activity and participate in charitable works. Candidates must then pay a note of US $ 40,000 for the manufacture and installation of the star on the boulevard. A star on the Walk of Fame is also subject to the artist's validation: Julia Roberts and Clint Eastwood, for example, refuse to own one in their name - you will not find them! Some stars are controversial: that of Donald Trump, for example, is regularly vandalized. Some are stolen: In 2005, a group of burglars took Gregory Peck's star using a chainsaw… Others are cultured and regularly covered with flowers, votive images and candles, such as Michael Jackson or Elizabeth Taylor. A rather painful detail for fans, Marilyn Monroe's star is in front of a McDonald's and, instead of being flowered, is regularly covered with grease projections and hamburgers remains…
It is customary to take the famous sidewalk by immortalizing the stars of its favorite artists. Follow the path of stars and the crowd that leads you to Hollywood's famous attractions such as the TCL Chinese Theater or the Dolby Theater. This is where Hollywood gllove, at the limit of the bling-bling but still very touristic, reaches its climax.
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