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2010 Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremonies

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 The Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies, for the year 2010, honored some of the entertainment industry’s most popular celebrities. They included the following personalities.  Photographs of many of these Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies can be viewed on and purchased from hollywoodphotographs.com

Christine Aguilera

Tinker Bell

Chris Berman

Andrea Bocelli

Mel Brooks

Russell Crowe

Bruce Dern

Laura Dern

Dennis Hopper

Anjelica Huston

Alan Jackson

Ben Kingsley

Diane Ladd

Guy Laliberte

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Bill Maher

Alan Menken

Doug Morris

Randy Newman

Roy...

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY

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By: Rene LeBanc

One of Hollywood's most enduring 'superstars' has yet to win a coveted star emblazoned on Hollywood Boulevard.  This 'celebrity' is the Griffith Observatory, which has been a featured location in hundreds of movies and TV productions.  It opened in 1935.  Its motto is,  'Inspiring the future, one imagination at a time.'

The observatory enables visitors from all over the world to explore the universe with high quality astronomical and scientific information and programs.  

Hollywoodland

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One of the most popular tourist attractions in Hollywood, California isn't a place, but a sign.  The Hollywood Sign, created in 1923 to promote the new real estate development Hollywoodland, is the most visible representation of an elegant neighborhood now known as Beachwood Canyon.

Hollywoodland contains many special features and sophisticated homes that attract artists and celebrities, and has served as a filming location for movies and television shows.  The neighborhood possesses a real history and beauty, resembling a charming European hillside town....

Walk Of Fame Pictures

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WALK OF FAME PICTURES

Hollywoodphotographs.com is the place for you if you're in search of walk of fame pictures. As your one-stop-shop for all the photos of Hollywood you could conceivably need, weve got over six thousand of them.  We have over 300 photos of the Walk of Fame. Who else can offer you that many walk of fame pictures, exactly? No one.Hollywood Photographs has got a selection that dwarfs everyone else's because it started out early and never stopped. Its founder, Bruce...

Walk Of Fame Pics

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WALK OF FAME PICS

For those looking to either expand their personal collection (which is always a good idea) or for those in need of pictures to use in a film or other professional endeavor, Hollywood Photographs has all the pictures you need and much, much more. Founded in 1972, Bruce Torrence started out with a mere thirty pictures detailing Hollywood's long and fascinating history. Over the course of the forty years, he amassed several thousand more. That's a whopping collection to be sure. Torrence collected pictures covering the famous Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood Bowl, the Roosevelt Hotel, the Egyptian Theater and more. To be certain, he amassed over 300 photos of the Walk of...

Walk Of Fame Photos

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WALK OF FAME PHOTOS

The town that brought the world the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, and Bette Davis has always served as a beacon of hope. Whenever America is down Hollywood will respond with inspiration. This glittering town is full of remarkable images and most of them are on film in one way or another, including those special ones, which stand as walk of fame photos. These are the pictures that might depict a star, or theater or restaurant that represents a time in history when a fresh start was needed and found in Hollywood. Celebrities like Paul Newman, John Ritter, Michael Jackson, Connie Stevens and Lindsey Wagner all had what it took...

Pantages Theater Pictures

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In the heart of Hollywood, on Hollywood Boulevard, right down the block from Vine Street, stands the Pantages Theater. It's a fitting location: The Pantages was one of the greatest landmarks of Hollywood, signifying both the glorious past and adventuresome future of the world's entertainment capital.

The Pantages has a history as grand and diverse as the stage and screen fare which audiences have flocked to enjoy there for half a century. These days it's one of Los Angeles' leading homes of legitimate theater and a favorite 'location' for tv shows, movies and music videos. In the past, it has been a movie house, with live...

Walk Of Fame Images

 WALK OF FAME IMAGES

The stars from Hollywood Boulevard can shine anywhere. Anyone interested in the world of entertainment, and especially in the remarkable talents that have come from this city where magic is known to happen. That magic did happen to a number of people like Walter Mathau, Bette Midler, Wayne Newton and Dolly Parton who had their names...

Hollywood Walk Of Fame Pictures

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME PICTURES

Many times people look around a room, a blog, or some project they are working on and realize that what they are missing is a sense of history. A certain something that ties them to the past, and nothing takes us back to moments like a photograph. Even if the person or place depicted is never known personally we this connection through the image, and this is never more true than when the subject is the magically place where movies come from, and have been made for generations. Looking for your own personal Hollywood walk of fame pictures shouldn't hard or overly expensive. Hollywood walk of fame pictures can create the atmosphere you are looking for, inexpensive and without any hassle. Whether you are looking for the landscape of the town, the glittering interiors of theaters, or the people who built the town...

Hollywood Walk Of Fame Pics

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HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME PICS

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With about 24 induction 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 Walk of Fame is undoubtedly one of the most successful marketing ideas ever produced. Unfortunately, there is a lot of inaccurate information circulating about the history of the Walk. The first stars were dedicated in 1958 and today there are over 2500 brass stars in the terrazzo sidewalk. Over the years, the crowds of people who attend the Walk of Fame ceremonies has grown tremendously.  As many as 1000 people gather around the honoree to watch the unveiling of the celebrity's...

Hollywood Walk Of Fame Photos

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Hollywood Walk of Fame Photos

Hollywood Walk of Fame Concept

The man credited with the idea for conceiving the idea of a Hollywood Walk of Fame, was E. M. Stuart, who served in 1953 as the volunteer president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. In that year, according to a Chamber press release he proposed the Walk as a means to 'maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.' He appointed a committee to begin fleshing...

Hollywood Walk Of Fame Images

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HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME'S FIRST INDUCTEE

A  tribute to over 2000 artists who have made significant contributions to  film, radio, television,  theater and the recording industries. The first star placed in September 1958, was for Joanne Woodward. Just as the First Federal Building was being completed, the Walk of Fame sidewalk, in front and side of the building was being finished. C.E. Toberman and Harry Sugarman asked Joanne Woodward to come and pose by her Walk of Fame star.  She did and now she has the honor of being the first celebrity to have a Walk of Fame ceremony. One of  Hollywood's most popular tourist...

Hollywood Sign Pictures

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BUILDING THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN

The Hollywood Sign is a famous landmark in the Hollywood Hills area of Mount Lee, Santa Monica Mountains, in Los Angeles, California spelling out the name of the area in 50-foot tall and 35 ft. wide  white letters. It was created as an advertisement in 1923, but garnered increasing recognition after the sign was left up. The sign was a frequent target of pranks and vandalism but has since undergone restoration, including a security system to deter vandalism. The sign is now...

Hollywood Palladium Pictures

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HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

Los Angeles Times publisher, Norman Chandler funded the construction of the art deco Hollywood Palladium at a cost of $1.6 million in 1940. It was built where part of the original Paramount Studio lot once stood and is located between Argyle and El Centro avenues.
The theater opened October 31, 1940 with a concert by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. It had six bars serving liquor and two more serving soft drinks and a $1 cover charge and a $3 charge for dinner.Over the years, it has hosted the Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, TV Land Awards, Toyah, The Greatful Dead, Beach Boys, ...

Hollywood Sign Images

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LARGEST ADVERTISING SIGN

The Hollywoodland sign was first erected in 1923 and originally read 'HOLLYWOODLAND'. Its purpose was to advertise the name of a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. H.J. Whitley had already used a sign to advertise his development Whitley Heights, which was located between Highland Avenue and Vine Avenue. He suggested to his friend Harry Chandler, the owner of the Los Angeles Times newspaper, that the land syndicate in which he was involved...

Hollywood Images

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STARTING HOLLYWOODPHOTOGRAPHS.COM

Bruce Torrence began his Hollywood Image collection in 1972 with about thirty photographs. During the following forty years, Bruce amassed thousands of photographs, along with hundreds of books, periodicals, brochures, pamphlets and memorabilia of Hollywood. In 1979, Bruce's book, Hollywood: The First 100 Years, was published. This 286-page coffee table book was the first to chronicle the history of the world's most famous community. Fully indexed, this masterpiece is richly illustrated with 325 historic photographs, many of which had never previously been published.

TODAY'S COLLECTION...

Hollywood Bowl Pictures

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EARLY HOLLYWOOD BOWL HISTORY 

The Bowl officially opened on July 11, 1922 on the site of a natural amphitheater formerly known as the Daisy Dell.
At first, the Bowl was very close to its natural state, with only makeshift wooden benches for the audience, and eventually a simple awning over the stage. In 1926, a group known as the Allied Architects was contracted to regrade the Bowl, providing...

Hollywood Canteen Photographs

HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN PHOTOGRAPHS

HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN

In the 1940's, soldiers being sent off or just returning from service could enjoy a visit to the Hollywood Canteen, where they could hobnob with movie stars and Hollywood elite. The Hollywood Canteen was founded by John Garfield and Bette Davis. They offered free admission, free food, sodas and cigarettes to soldiers. What made the Hollywood Canteen so popular was the abundance...

Hollywood Blvd Pics

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Hollywood Blvd. was originally named Prospect Avenue and was the main street in the sleepy community known as Hollywood. Hollywood was incorporated, as a city of the sixth class, in 1903.  Hollywood's city hall also shared by the police department.However, due to the lack of continued water supply and other municipal facilities, the residents voted to annex their small town to the city of Los Angeles. The last official act of Hollywood's...

Griffith Observatory Pictures

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GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY PICTURES

Being a wealthy land developer Griffith J. Griffith bought out acres and acres of some of the city's finest land. At the top of the Los Feliz area, of course, he constructed Griffith Observatory. Construction began on June 20, 1933 and after, almost two years, the magnificent Griffith Observatory was completed in May, 1935  Today, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the observatory's...