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Friday, 17 July 2015

Hollywood

In 1887 Harvey Wilcox of Kansas started selling off 120 acres he owned in Southern California as a real estate development. His wife, Daeida, named it Hollywood.

The Hollywoodland Sign was officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, on July 13, 1923. It was originally an advert for a real estate development. The last four letters of the sign were removed after renovation in 1949.


Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood in 1927.

The first eight brass star plaques were installed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960. The first star laid was for director Stanley Kramer.


When Pope John Paul II visited California the Hollywood sign was changed to read Holywood.

It costs $30,000 to get on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A-Listers like Clint Eastwood, Julia Roberts, and Al Pacino don't have a star because they didn't pay.

Snow White, Donald Duck, and Winnie the Pooh all have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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