Hollywood is associated with movie stars and the walk of fame is place that honors their contributions as well as others in the entertainment industry. The walk of fame is made up of 15 blocks on Hollywood Blvd and three blocks on Vine St. The stars have the names of an entertainer or group with a symbol of the category they are being recognized in. For example Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have the television receiver icon on their star. Some stars have been honored with multiple stars each one having a different icon on it. In addition to the television receiver icon there are four other icons: classic film camera, phonograph record, radio microphone, and comedy/tragedy masks.
There are over 2,000 stars on the walk of fame which is run by the Hollywood chamber of commerce. Recently, Claire Danes was awarded a star and the chamber of commerce released information about attending the ceremony on their website. They have a viewing area for fans and since I have never been to a ceremony I am not sure what the experience is like but I would think it would be really cool to attend. The best way to find out about any upcoming ceremonies is to visit the Hollywood chamber of commerce. If you cannot attend the ceremony they do offer a live stream on their website.
If you want to find the stars of names you know you want to take pictures of you can look up the address before hand. Remember when I said that the walk of fame makes up 15 blocks on Hollywood Blvd? That means you could spend a lot of time looking for specific stars unless you check for the address ahead of time. You might also want to check and see what stars you would be interested in looking for. It might surprise you that some of your favorite people don’t have a star on the walk of fame. Some have been selected to have a star and have their declined or have not been able to schedule the ceremony.
I have walked by the stars lots of times when I’ve been in Hollywood and I have learned how difficult it can be to get a good picture. Hollywood Blvd is a crowded place so it can be hard to get a picture without people walking into it. If you wait until people are not in your way to take a picture you could be waiting a long time. It can also be tricky to get a clear picture because of the glare from the sun. Also the biggest suggestion that I have for you is to be sure to watch your purse, bag, camera, wallet or whatever you have with you. Oh and I do not recommend taking anything that anyone tries to hand you. Lastly, if you take a picture with knock off Mickey Mouse or Batman you will be expected to pay them.
While you are checking out the walk of fame you might also want to stop by the TCL Chinese Theatre or the El Cpaitan Theatre. To find out about upcoming ceremonies or to get the address for a star please visit: http://www.walkoffame.com