Hollywood Walk of Fame

Landmark in Hollywood

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Big Bird, Bob Hope, Marilyn Monroe and Aretha Franklin are among the stars being sought out, worshipped, photographed and stepped on along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Since 1960 more than 2600 performers – from legends to bit-part players – have been honored with a pink-marble sidewalk star.

Don't expect any Kardashian stars any time soon; so far, reality stars have been shunned from the galaxy that glitters along Hollywood Blvd between La Brea Ave and Gower St, and along Vine St between Yucca St and Sunset Blvd. Check the website for upcoming ceremonies, usually held once or twice monthly.