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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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First Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars Installed

In 1958, the first eight Hollywood Walk of Fame stars were installed on the northwest corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. Those first stars included Ernest Torrence, Ronald Colman, Joanne Woodward Burt Lancaster, Louise Fazenda, Robert Preston, Olive Borden and Edward Sedgwick. Joanne Woodward was the first celebrity to post by a Walk of Fame star. The official groundbreaking for the Hollywood Walk of Fame took place in February 1960 at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Gower St.  Since the groundbreaking ceremony,  more than 2400 celebrities have had their names placed in the brass stars in the sidewalk. Most of the repairs that will take place in 2012 and 2013 will take place just west of the original stars.

 

 

 

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Walk of Fame Ceremonies

For almost forty years the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has been hosting hundreds of Walk of Fame dedication ceremonies. There are five entertainment categories that are used to qualify potential recipients for the Walk of Fame; motion picture, radio, television, live performances and recording. After the first 1600 Walk of Fame stars were installed, some celebrities posed by their stars, including Marguerite Chapman, Jayne Mansfield and Arlene Dahl.  Since the Chamber Commerce began hosting the dedication ceremonies, hundreds of ceremonies have been held for celebrities from Burt Reynolds to Jennifer Aniston. The Chamber of Commerce just held ceremonies for Mark Harmon, Rascal Flatts and Heart.

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