10 Things You Didn't Know About Hollywood

3. You Don't Have To Be A Star To Appear On The Walk Of Fame


Running 1.3 miles on Hollywood Boulevard, the Walk Of Fame is one of Tinseltown’s most famous landmarks, attracting approximately 10 million visitors each year. Spaced six feet apart, each coral pink, brass-rimmed star features a name, including some bizarre choices.

The LAPD, for instance, has a star, as does former Mayor Tom Bradley. The LA Dodgers are likewise honoured, as is lingerie firm Victoria’s Secret – presumably for inserting their products into so many Michael Bay movies – and the crew of Apollo 11.

Meanwhile, several actual movie stars have turned down the opportunity to have their own $30,000 star. Among those uninterested in seeing their good name stepped on are George Clooney, Clint Eastwood and Julia Roberts. 

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Ian Watson is the author of 'Midnight Movie Madness', a 600+ page guide to "bad" movies from 'Reefer Madness' to 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.'