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
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.