The Hollywood Walk of Fame
is one of the area's most visited landmarks. It was introduced in 1958 to add a little glitz to the neighborhood. Since then the number of stars has grown to over 2300 and new ones are added regularly. Walk of Fame ceremonies are open to the public. You can find out when they are scheduled at www.hollywoodchamber.net
Stars are given in five categories, indicated with different bronze symbols.
- Motion picture camera - for contribution to the film industry
- Television set - for contribution to broadcast television
- Phonograph Record - for contribution to the recording industry
- Radio Microphone - for contribution to the broadcast radio industry
- twin comedy/tragedy masks - for contribution to live theatre
Gene Autry is the only performer to receive stars in all five categories.
Fictional characters who have been honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame include Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Godzilla, Kermit the Frog, The Rugrats, Big Bird, Snow White, Winnie the Pooh and The Simpsons. Three dogs - Lassie, Rin-Tin-Tin and Strongheart also have stars.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame runs east to west on Hollywood Boulevard
from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue and North South on Vine street from Yucca Street to Sunset Boulevard. the biggest cluster of stars is in front of Hollywood & Highland
and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
You can get your own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Starring You