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In 1953, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president E.M. Stuart came up with an idea that would culminate in one of the world’s most famous sidewalks: The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1961, after several heated discussions over which actors should have a celebrity, construction ended on the Walk. Back then, there were 1,558 celebrities; now, there are more than 2,600, with much more added each year.
You can find the Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard between Gower Street and La Brea Avenue; Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard; and Marshfield Way between Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue.
Along the route, guests will also experience the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, as well as the legendary TLC Chinese Theater, host of many notable film premieres and, at least for 3 years, the Academy Awards. Pause at Sunset Boulevard and Bronson Avenue to get a clear view of the distant Hollywood Sign. Anticipate these streets to be packed with tourists as well as street performers dressed as preferred personalities, vying for attention as well as tips.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame may have begun its life as a Chamber of Commerce marketing tactic, but today it’s one of Los Angeles’s most famous tourist attractions, drawing an estimated 10 million visitors each year. As a host of new celebrities, from Minnie Mouse to Mark Hamill, get ready to make their (permanent) mark along Hollywood Boulevard in 2018, here are 25 things you might not know about the world’s most star-studded sidewalk.