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Hollywood Walk of Fame Repairs & Photos

Hollywood Walk of Fame Repairs

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is now getting a facelift due to damage caused by recent construction and the building of the Metro rail system that was built under the sidewalk at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave.  The amount of disrepair that was allowed to continue, for years, was extensive.  Over the course of the past few years, a patchwork of repairs has been undertaken.  Patching cracks and uplifts with asphalt made the sidewalk look even worse.  Here’s a photo of a chain link fence that surrounds the area being repaired.  “Millions of people from all over the world have come to Hollywood and seen the Walk of Fame, and we want to make sure that it is still here for many future generations to enjoy,” Eric Garcetti said. “For the first...

Hollywood Walk of Fame and History and Photos

Concept of Walk of Fame

Without question, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is Hollywood's most popular tourist attraction. Started about 55 years ago, the Hollywood walk of fame has become Hollywood’s most popular attraction.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce credits E.M. Stuart, it's president in 1953, with the original concept for creating a Hollywood Walk of Fame. Stuart, normally called Mac, proposed the Walk of Fame as a means to maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.  Harry Sugarman, another Chamber member and president of the Hollywood Improvement Association, incorrectly received credit for the concept.

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In February 1956, a prototype was unveiled which included example of a blue star on a brown...

Hollywood Walk of Fame Facelift

Hollywood Sign Facelift

With its paint flaking and rust marring its letters, the non-profit Hollywood Sign Trust decided it was time to attack the problem.

"It's going to give it more life, it's going to protect it from rust and other challenges," said Tom LaBonge. "It will give it a lot of years. It's getting a facelift."

That work began Oct. 2 and now, more than a month later, the painting crew says they're about finished with the last few letters.

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Original Sign

The Hollywood Sign was built back in 1923 and it originally read Hollywoodland. After several renovations, the old sign was town down and a new one built in 1978. Now, 10 guys, strapped into scaffolding, are trying to get nearly 35 years worth of paint off the corrugated metal letters.

Scraping and painting...

2013 Hollywood Walk of Fame Honorees

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Hollywood Walk of Fame Honorees

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was the site for this years Hollywood Chamber of Commerce news conference to announce the 1913 Hollywood Walk of Fame inductees. These individuals, of the entertainment industry, are skilled in the category for which they were nominated.  These categories include, motion pictures, television, radio,  recording and live performances.  These recipients were among hundreds of celebrities, whose names had been placed in nomination, over the past several months .

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Hollywood Walk of Fame Repairs Continues

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Hollywood Walk of Fame Repairs Continues.

Repair work continues in the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. The work, which began in September, 2012, is led by the Hollywood Historic Trust. The first area to be repaired is on the north side of Hollywood Blvd. west of Highland Ave.  The work proceeds west to the area in front of the Dolby Theater (formerly the Kodak Theater). The first couple of phases are scheduled to be completed before the end of the year. The third phase is going to be delayed until March 2013 so as not to interfere with the holiday season and the Academy Awards, which are held at the Dolby Theater.

 

 

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Hollywood Walk of Fame Repairs To Begin

Hollywood Walk of Fame Repairs

After several years of wrangling and negotiating with Los Angeles’ Board of Public Works, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is finally able to spearhead the repair of several areas of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The area that is need of the greatest amount of repair is on the northwest corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. For several years, the Walk of Fame Terrazzo in front of the popular Hollywood and Highland shopping center as been in terrible disrepair. Most of the damage was caused, several years ago, when the Metro system was installed below the streets of Hollywood. Over the course of the past few years, patching was done but it never was permanent. An terrazzo expert, Fritz Iselin, was brought in to analyze the problem and make suggestions for a permanent repair solution. Work is to begin within the next few weeks.

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Amazing Hollywood Walk of Fame Photographs

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The most amazing collection of Hollywood Walk of Fame photographs is on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site.

There are almost 800 photographs of the famous ceremonies that take place in Hollywood every month.  After the first eight stars were laid at the northwest corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave., in 1958, the official groundbreaking ceremony took place in 1960, near the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Gower St.   Shortly after the groundbreaking ceremony, about 1700 brass stars were installed in the new terrazzo sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd. and other side streets.  

After the initial 1700 plus stars were installed, several celebrities posed for photographs next to their brass star.  Marguerite Chapman and ...

Search For Hollywood Walk of Fame Photographs

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If your are looking for Hollywood Walk of Fame photographs, look no further.  The largest collection of photographs of the Hollywood Walk of Fame is on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site.  With almost 800 Hollywood Walk of Fame photographs, you are bound to find the photo you want.

We have photos of the very first Walk of Fame stars that were installed in Hollywood.  These first eight stars were installed in 1958 on the north west corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland. Ave.  The eight celebrities honored with these first stars included Ernest Torrence, Olive Bordon, Burt Lancaster, Preston Foster, Ronald Coleman, Louise Frazenda, Edward Sedgwick and ...

Purchasing Hollywood Walk of Fame Photos Is Really Easy

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Those who are fans of entertainment celebrities, will be interested in seeing fabulous Hollywood Walk of Fame photos on the www.hollywoodphotographs.com web site.  Started by Bruce Torrence, this web site has the widest selection of Hollywood Walk of Fame photos than any other website on the internet. You can order digital images or have them print  8x10, 11x14, and 16x20 photos. No matter which size you choose you can easily create your own collection of photos from the Walk of Fame.  

Hollywoodphotographs.com is continuing to add Hollywood Walk of Fame photos to the web site. Recent additions include Carol Burnette...

ANA MARTINEZ AND THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME PHOTOS

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When the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is laid for The Muppets, Ana Martinez will once again be working behind the scenes as curator-in-chief to the iconic attraction.

The Walk of Fame is one of showbiz's most visible landmarks,and Martinez has been its inconspicuous producer for almost half the attraction's 51 years, making sure the constellation of stars is perfectly aligned on the Hollywood sidewalks.

For 24 years, she has been the person deciding where celebrities will receive their coveted symbol of fame in the heart of Tinseltown. When a star is unveiled to the international press corps, Martinez is the field marshal orchestrating...

Over 500 Photos Of The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Hollywoodphotographs.com

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The largest collection of Hollywood photos, hollywoodphotographs.com, has just placed an additional one hundred Hollywood Walk of Fame images on its web site.  There are now more than 500 Walk of Fame photos on the site for viewing and purchasing.  The first Hollywood Walk of Fame photograph was taken in September, 1958, when Joanne Woodward posed by her newly installed star at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave.  The last inductees were husband and wife, William Macy and Felicity Huffman whose ceremony took place on March 7, 2012.  They were the 2463rd and 2464th celebrities have their names placed in the famous Walk of Fame sidewalk.

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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Honored on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored actors Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy with a rare double ceremony at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard at Gateway to the Walk of Fame at La Brea on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Emcee Leron Gubler, President/CEO of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers David Mamet and Aaron Sorkin helped unveil the 2,463rd and 2,464th stars in the category of Television for Felicity Huffman, and Motion Pictures for William Macy.

This is only the second time a married couple has been honored with double stars on the Walk of Fame on the same day. *The first couple honored with stars on the same day are film producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Richard Donner on October 16, 2008.

Felicity Huffman has proven herself as an exceptional...

Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to administer the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is certainly one of Hollywod’s most popular attraction..  With almost 2500 Terrazzo and brass stars in...

Buying Hollywood Walk of Fame Pictures

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Hollywood Walk Of Fame Pictures from hollywoodphotographs.com

When you want to add some personality and flair to your home, you may want to consider Hollywood Walk of Fame images and other such memorabilia.  These are a great addition to a home theater or family room or den, and they come in a wide variety of sizes and styles.

Choosing Hollywood Walk of Fame pictures is just part of what's necessary to add some personality to your home and to give your theater room or family room a vintage or retro feeling.  If you choose too many photographs and posters they may become distracting and overwhelming and if you don't display them properly this can mean that no one even notices them in the first place. ...

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME HONORS JON CRYER

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'Two and a Half Men' star Jon Cryer received the 2,449th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, hours before its ninth season premiere on CBS. Series creator Chuck Lorre, actor-director-producer Carl Reiner and 'Wipeout' host John Henson joined Cryer in speaking at the late-morning ceremony next to Hooters on Hollywood Boulevard.

Born April 16, 1965, Cryer made his first commercial when he was 4 years old, alongside his mother, the writer and actress Gretchen Cryer. 

Jon made his film debut by starring in the 1984 romantic comedy 'No Small Affair,' playing a 16-year-old amateur photographer who accidentally takes a picture of a...

New Hollywood Walk of Fame Pics

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Hollywoodphotographs.com has just added many new Hollywood Walk of Fame pics to it’s web site..  Some of the most recent additions include, Sam Waterston, Mel Brooks, Mark Burnett and Mary Steenburgen.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame was conceived in the mid-1950s and the first celebrity to have a photo taken with a terrazzo sidewalk...

Jennifer Aniston to Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor Jennifer Aniston with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 22, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard. 

Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California. Her family moved to New York City when her father was cast in a role on the daytime drama “Love of Life.” As an eleven-year-old student at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, she joined the drama club and her experience there encouraged her to pursue acting as a career. She then studied further at New York’s High School of the Performing Arts.  After she graduated in 1987, she landed roles in the off-Broadway...

Hollywood Walk of Fame Pics from Bruce Torrence

     

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Are you someone that follows the Hollywood Walk of Fame year by year? Perhaps you get star struck with actors and singers young and old. Whatever the case might be you will discover the wonderful collection of Hollywood Walk of Fame pics that Bruce Torrence offers at www.hollywoodphotographs.com. You will see photos of Jack Albertson, Herb Alpert, Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, and many more. With 13 pages of...

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Unquestionably, the most exciting events that occur in Hollywood today are the Hollywood Walk of Fame dedication ceremonies.  These events honor celebrities in five categories of entertainment,: Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live Theater/Performance.  Since the first Walk of Fame stars were placed in the Hollywood Blvd. sidewalk, in 1958, there have been 2449 stars placed in Hollywood’s terrazo sidewalk -- the last being Jon Cryer.  The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the selection of the recipients and installation of the brass stars.  The celebrity, or his/her agent or sponsor is responsible for the...

View the Best Hollywood Walk of Fame Photos

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The very best collection of Hollywood Walk of Fame photos can be found on the hollywoodphotographs.com.  The collection was started, by Bruce Torrence in 1970, and today there are over 12,000 photographs of which there are more than 7,000 images on the web site.  Many of these wonderful photos of the Hollywood Walk of Fame show popular celebrities during their Walk of Fame ceremonies.  Celebrities in these photos include such stars as Etta James, ...