Strolling the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Strolling the Hollywood Walk of Fame

When going for a holiday at the Los Angeles County, never miss visiting the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Established in the year 1958, it consists of more than 2,400 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks which runs 1.3 miles east to west on Hollywood Boulevard from North Gower Street to North La Brea Avenue, with a short segment of Marshfield Way that runs diagonally between Hollywood and La Brea; and 0.4 miles north to south on Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard.

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My Mom with her favorite Jerry Lewis

The 6-foot spacing intervals of the stars consist of a coral-pink terrazzo five-point star rimmed with brass set into a charcoal-colored terrazzo background. The name of the honoree is engraved in brass block letters at the upper portion of the pink star field. A round inlaid brass emblem indicates the category of the honoree’s contributions is seen in the lower half of the star field. The stars served as permanent public tribute and monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, displaying the names of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters and other successful people who made a name on their field. A popular tourist destination as it is visited by millions annually.


These are the emblems that symbolize five categories within the entertainment industry:

emblems – photo credit to wikipedia

The classic film camera represents motion pictures, the television receiver for broadcast television, the radio microphone denotes broadcast radio, phonograph record to stand for music and the comedy/tragedy masks to correspond to Β theaterΒ live performance which was added in 1984.

As of May 23, 2012, the Walk already consists of 2,472 stars.

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13 thoughts on “Strolling the Hollywood Walk of Fame

  1. Very educational post on the walk of fame. At least, whenever I have time to visit it, I would know some interesting tidbits about the walk of fame.

  2. The nearest that I would ever experience a walk of fame such as this would be in Hong Kong’s Avenue of Stars. Should I be finally approved of a US visa, LA is definitely on my list.. It’s also a dream of mine to see this spot in Hollywood up-close. πŸ™‚

  3. I missed this one in Hollywood. Just went to Universal Studios and Disneyland. My favorite star doesn’t have a star there yet. Maybe next visit she’d already get her star there; that would be a great photo-op. Never imagined there has been more than 2,000 stars already. That’s a galaxy! πŸ™‚

  4. wow! i admit i dent know they have symbols using this things!! amazing that a lot of stars have their names carved already! xx

  5. Seeing your post reminded me of my own trip to LA and see it. But it was only now that I learned that the emblems of the stars were different. Thanks for sharing that.

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