If you're on Hollywood Boulevard, you can't miss the famous (and extensive!) Walk of Fame. All of your favorites, old and new, that have been nominated and selected can be found here, from Bugs Bunny to Marilyn Monroe. It covers dozens of blocks on either side of Hollywood Boulevard and even goes up Vine Street. Luckily, the names are more or less grouped by category (broadly the categories are motion pictures, TV, and radio) so it makes it easier to find names that you're most excited for. Make sure your eyes aren't totally glued to the ground while you walk... you'll have to dodge street performers and Scientologists along the way!
“Walk through Hollywood history!”
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. Today, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars to the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. An average of two stars are added to the Walk on a monthly basis. The Walk is a tribute to all of those who worked so hard to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction.
It's so incredibly full of tourists, but towards the end (where the older stars are) the crowds taper off and you can see the REALLY cool stars-- like Lucille Ball and Bob Hope.
This is such a weird place. It goes into all kinds of unexpected territory-- as I recall, Johnny Carson's star is now outside a strip joint (although from all appearances, a pretty high class one). It's a monument committed to the idea that you can freeze some parts of Hollywood greatness and they'll be there forever, but Hollywood is not a town where "forever" means anything.
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You sorta have to go here I guess. I mean, I love movies, but it's like really crowded and some of the walk is kinda gross. They put popular and more recent stars near the Chinese theatre and Kodak theatre. Some of the street performers are fun and nice, but some are pretty annoying.
I was 16 years old and staying in the Roosevelt, and didn't even know I was walking here until I looked down and saw a star. I must've been at the "older stars" section as Anna said, cause I didn't notice bunch of people. I don't watch many movies, but if you do, I guess you'd like this place?
The idea for the Walk of Fame came from E. M. Stuart, a Hollywood Chamber of Commerce member. In 1953, Stuart suggested creating the Walk as a marketing source for the growing film industry. His idea has grown into one of the most significant symbols of stardom in the world.
In 1958, the first stars of Hollywood graced the Walk of Fame with their names. These stars of the Silver Screen included Olive Borden, Ronald Colman, Louise Fazenda, Preston Foster, Burt Lancaster, Edward Sedgwick, Ernest Torrence, and Joanne Woodward. Since then, the walk has grown to accommodate over 2,700 stars.
Visitors often take advantage of guided tours to help them find their favorite stars. Many tours will take you all over Hollywood, from the Walk of Fame to the illustrious mansions of the stars in Beverly Hills.
We think a visit here is one of the best things to do in Hollywood!
So nostalgic, definitely worth the time!
An absolute must-do when visiting Hollywood! We think a guided tour to see some of your favorite stars is one of the best things you can do when visiting Hollywood!
Super crowded and hard to get good pictures of any of the stars, I still feel like it’s one of the “must-see” places in LA but expect it to be crowded and more than a bit kitschy.
My husband and I enjoyed this much more than our teens❤️
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