Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Visit to the Hollywood Walk of Fame

A couple days ago I shared photos of Joel McCrea and Dick Powell's stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which we saw Thursday evening when we attended the Noir City Film Festival.

I thought I'd share a few more of the stars I photographed that evening, particularly so that those who haven't yet been able to visit Hollywood have more of a sense of what it's like.

All of these stars are within a block of the intersection of Hollywood and Highland; some are near the Chinese Theatre, and some are closer to the Egyptian.

Ginger Rogers' star... in the same block as Fred Astaire's:

This star belongs to the one and only Kay Francis:

And here is the star for the wonderful Olivia de Havilland:

Henry Koster, director of many Deanna Durbin movies and other classics:

And one of my favorite cinematographers, the Technicolor genius Leon Shamroy:

I hope Shamroy's star is on the list for a repair job soon!

Ruta Lee was one of the brides in my favorite movie, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS:

These are a mere handful of the stars on the Walk of Fame. It's a lot of fun walking up and down the street, as you never know what name you'll spot next. A list is here or you can search the Chamber of Commerce site.


Blogger Raquel S. said...

These pictures are great! Thanks for sharing.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Irene said...

For folks who don't care to drive in LA traffic and park down there, a convenient way to travel is Metro Rail. From our home we can park at a station, purchase a day pass and board a Blue Line Train. Then we transfer to the Red Line which takes us right to Hollywood and Highland. We've done this several times to see movies at the El Capitan and just walked around the area like you did.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I would consider that for a daytime trip, Irene...although on the other hand traffic is usually better during the day. It took 90 minutes to get there Thursday afternoon, but only 45 to get back home! :) I was pleasantly surprised by how affordable the parking was at the H&H Center.

I saw the Metro Rail station at Hollywood & Highland, it looked very convenient. They've done a good job renovating that area of town.

Best wishes,

12:56 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm glad you enjoyed them, Raquelle!

Best wishes,

12:56 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

It's sad to see Leon's star with such a bad crack.

2:32 PM  

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