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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
October 16, 2010
From journal LA delights
by Red Mezz
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
October 19, 2009
From journal A Little Wander around Hollywood at Christmas...
May 3, 2001
Walking tours start from Mann's Chinese Theatre, in front of which many people grab their picture of Bruce Lee's Star panel on the floor. Also famous is the cement floor outside the theatre where many stars left their foot and hand prints, including Eddie Murphy's giant marks!
For Mission Impossible and Tom Cruise fanatics, dash right across the road from Mann's and walk towards the shops on the left. Outside the last one you will find Tom Cruise's Star panel on the floor! Alternatively, watch out for people queueing near some strange spot... that's probably Cruise's spot! Nearby? Sting, Johnny Depp and Madonna.
For a unique experience, head for Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, or the Guinness Book of Records Museum further down Hollywood Boulevard. This area is also good for buying autographed photographs of stars: well, I got mine!
From journal From Snow-Caps into the Mojave
July 31, 2005
One of the main attractions in Hollywood is the Walk of Fame with all the stars. To make your visit a bit easier, try to get a free map of Hollywood Boulevard. We found the "Hollywood Visitor’s Guide and Map 2004-2005" in our hotel. With this map, we easily found the stars of our favourites, like Mickey Mouse, Elvis Presley, Sting, Tom Cruise, and many others. On this map, you find the 30 stars that attract most people. It’s not easy to find other stars between the 2,000 others.
Another major attraction is Mann’s Chinese Theatre. This theatre looks great and is one of the best movie theatres I’ve seen. This theatre is opened in 1927 with the movie "King of Kings." Its founder, Sid Grauman, also invented Hollywood longest-running publicity stunt: the handprints and footprints and autographs in cement of movie stars in the forecourt. You can check whose hands and feet you have. Along Hollywood Boulevard, there are also a few museums, like Ripley’s Believe It or Not and the Hollywood Wax Museum. We did not visit them because of a lack of time, but also because we think that these are more tourist traps than interesting museums.
If you like shopping, you can visit Hollywood & Highland. From the main square of this center, you have a nice view of the Hollywood Sign. In this center, you find the Hollywood Visitors Information Center and a lot of shops, dining places, and of course, movie screens. We had a drink at the Mongolian BBQ.
A few other things along the walk of fame are El Captain theatre (an Art Deco theatre), the Clarion Hotel, Hollywood Roosevelt, and Frederick’s of Hollywood (with their Celebrity Lingerie Hall of Fame).
After our visit to Hollywood, we drive to Beverly Hills via Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard.
From journal A trip through Western USA
by wanderer 2005
August 3, 2005
Getting a star isn’t all that easy. The Walk of Fame Committee meets annually and receives over 100 nominations a year. The sponsor must fill out a nomination form and include bodies of the artists work, like CD’s, DVD’s, etc., plus a biography and any community and/or civic-oriented activities. If the nominee is chosen, they have to agree to attend the unveiling ceremony. Oy Vey, sounds like a lot of work.
The Walk of Fame is by far one of the most-visited spots in Hollywood. You can see everyone from Joanne Woodward, who was the very first recipient to receive a star, to John Wayne, Elton John, Renée Zellweger, and so on. New 2006 recipients include Charlize Theron, Ray Romano, Judge Judy, and Mathew Broderick.
The area around the walk of fame used to be a hotbed of drug addicts and homeless people, but the city has cleaned it up and maintained it to be a nice tourist spot. Just keep a hold of your belongings and don’t talk to strangers.
There’s Mann’s Chinese Theater, The Hollywood Wax Museum, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum also lining the sides of Hollywood Boulevard. The Kodak Theater, where the Academy Awards is held, is also a main attraction.
I advise to only go during daylight hours and try to park down the street for free. The parking lots around Mann’s Chinese Theater will pre-charge you for the entire day, even if you’re only there for an hour. Don't get taken.
From journal Movie Stars and Rock Stars
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
June 26, 2007
From journal Los Angeles
April 16, 2007
Lining the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard are the names of all the famous stars of years past and present. You can find all your favorite stars' names there, whether they are actors, musicians, directors, or anything to do with show business. A personal favorite was seeing John Lennon's star in front of Capitol Records. Another favorite, Regis Philbin, was right in front of the Jimmy Kimmel Theatre. Be sure your camera has lots of room for photos! Overlooking Hollywood Blvd is the famous Hollywood sign. A very cool sight! Also lining Hollywood Boulevard are some unique shops and souvenir stores that you should check out. I noticed it is a great area to shop for shoes! There were a lot of stores featuring some very unusual but fashionable styles. Definitely a different experience for a Midwestern gal like me!
As I walked along from Capitol Records to the West, I came upon the Kodak Theatre and Grauman's Chinese Theatre, which are right next to each other. There were a lot of people gathered in the area taking photos with people dresses up as different characters such as Michael Jackson, Batman, Elvis, and many others. It was a fun place to be! Also a small side note about the traffic - The traffic is very slow-moving through all of L.A. so be sure and allow plenty of time for travel.
From journal A Day in L.A.
August 10, 2006
You can stroll along the walk and check out all the different footprints of your favorite stars. They have stars dating back to the 50s as well as stars from the present day Hollywood. Also check out you favorite stars! This inexpensive place is fun and always enjoyable to take a walk along!
From journal Have Some Fun In Los Angeles
April 6, 2005
From journal 4 days in Los Angeles
Moncton, New Brunswick
October 28, 2001
Putting your hands in Marilyn Munroe's handprints is a cool feeling, although very expected.
Tom Hanks is another one to remember.
Oldies but goodies from the walk of fame are Mr. Rogers, Hitchcock, Bob Barker, and Gene Autrey.
While you are walking the Walk of Fame, note the "exotic" lingerie stores and Frederick's of Hollywood lingerie museum -- very interesting!!
We cruise around the area of Hollywood & Vine to see where Hugh Grant got caught with a hooker, visit Rodeo Drive (which is a lot smaller/shorter than expected) and then get bored.
From journal Los Angeles before the Ultimate