Hollywood Celebrates Walk of Fame at 50
Hollywood celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Walk of Fame on Sunday with performances, free movie screenings and tours of area studios and theaters.
Visitors could see a screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre, an exhibit of the history of the Walk of Fame and a collection of photographs of Bob Freeman, who documents the stars' ceremonies.
The Walk of Fame was conceived in the 1950s by business leaders in Hollywood as a way to beautify the historic core. The first star was set on March 28, 1960. Since then, the attraction has proved a perennial draw for tourists eager for a taste of Hollywood. An estimated 10 million people visit the 18-block stretch each year.
For more information about the celebrities honored, visit the Times' interactive database of more than 2,400 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
-- Anna Gorman
First photo: Visitors stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame during its 50th-anniversary celebration Sunday. Second photo: Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses perform during the festivities. Credit: Christina House / For the Times