The Hollywood Walk of Fame


Aug. 5th, 1999 Patsy Cline gets a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Aug. 5th, 1999 Patsy Cline gets a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Although primarily remembered as a Country artist, she placed four hits on the Billboard Top 40, “Walkin’ After Midnight” (#12), “I Fall To Pieces” (#12), “Crazy” (#9) and “She’s Got You” (#14). I will work on a “Lounge” page just for Patsy perhaps for her birthday. As a little “Twist” in subject matter, let’s take a look at the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

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The man credited with the idea for creating a Walk of Fame, was E. M. Stuart, who served in 1953 as the volunteer president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Though Hollywood is considered a neighborhood of Los Angeles and not a city in it’s own right.

Four committees were established to represent the four different aspects of the entertainment industry at that time –

motion picture,

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television,

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recording

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and radio

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but now also includes Live Theater/Performance

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Shortly after completion, rules had to be created and implemented to qualify stars for, stars. On May 18, 1962, the Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance that specified the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce should be the agent to advise the City of Los Angeles in all matters pertaining to the addition of other names. The task took several years, and it was not until December 11, 1968, that another star was added. By May 21, 1975, when Carol Burnett received her honors, a total of 99 stars had been added to the original Walk

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Some famous folks have multiple stars like the comedy team of Abbott & Costello both have starts for Radio, Motion Pictures & Televison.

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Gene Autry for for Radio, Motion Pictures, Recording, Live performance & Televison (All five categories)!

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Elvis Presley, ironically, only has one for recording.

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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.

It now includes everyone from a comic character

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To astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin & Michael Collins of the Apollo XI mission to the Moon.

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To a President Of The United States.

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Hope you enjoyed this little journey of the “Walk Of Hollywood Stars”