The Hollywood Walk of Fame
is the sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard
, which is embedded with over 2000 bronze stars featuring the names of celebrities from film and television. The Walk of Fame runs north to south on Hollywood Blvd. from Gower
to La Brea
, and east to west on Vine Street
and Sunset Boulevard
Created in 1958, the Walk of Fame has become a tribute to artists working within the entertainment industry, both in front and behind the cameras. Honorees receive a star based on career achievements, as well as their charitable and civic contributions. Joanne Woodward received the first star on the Walk of Fame on February 9, 1960.
- Official site (http://hollywoodchamber.net/walkoffame/frameset.html)