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.
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:
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 theater live performance which was added in 1984.
As of May 23, 2012, the Walk already consists of 2,472 stars.