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Five things you may not know about the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a walkway of two long pavements that run along fifteen blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street on Hollywood Hill in Los Angeles, United States.

There are currently 2730 stars on this walk, and they are awarded to those who have made a contribution, either directly or indirectly, to the development of the American star system. 

Inaugurated in 1958, it includes people who have had a major impact in the worlds of film, radio, television, theatre and music. Each star, depending on the character, has a different symbol within it.

There are some very interesting curiosities that are revealed during the guided tours. However, if you do not have the desire, time or money for a trip to LA, we will reveal some really interesting mysteries.

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Five things you may not know about the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a walkway of two long pavements that run along fifteen blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street on Hollywood Hill in Los Angeles, United States. There are currently 2730 stars on this walk, and they are awarded to those who have made a contribution, either directly or indirectly, to the development of the American star system. Inaugurated in 1958, it includes people who have had a major impact in the worlds of film, radio, television, theatre and music. Each star, depending on the character, has a different symbol within it. There are some very interesting curiosities that are revealed during the guided tours. However, if you do not have the desire, time or money for a trip to LA, we will reveal some really interesting mysteries.
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The different types of symbols
Each star has a particular symbol in it, indicating the type of contribution made by the character to the American entertainment industry. These are the categories and symbols: a movie camera for contribution to the film industry; a television set for contribution to the television industry; a gramophone for contribution to the recording industry; a microphone for contribution to the radio industry; the masks of tragedy and comedy for contribution to the theatre.
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Stars with the same name
There are two pairs of stars with identical names but representing different people. Two are named Michael Jackson in honour of the late singer and radio commentator of the same name. The other two bear the name Harrison Ford, one for the current actor and the other for the silent film actor of the same name.
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Some curious stars
Mickey Mouse was the first fictional character to get a star on the Walk of Fame (in 1978, in honor of 50 years since his creation). Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump are the only U.S. presidents to have a star.
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Additional fictional characters
Other fictional characters on the Walk include the Munchkins, two puppets (Kermit the Frog and Big Bird), a monster (Godzilla), and three dogs (Strongheart, Lassie and Rin Tin Tin). The Muppets received a collective star in 2011, making Kermit the first animated character to receive two stars.
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The Legend of Joanne Woodward
The first celebrity to pose for photographers next to her star was Joanne Woodward. This is why we often hear that the actress was the first to receive the star, but in fact the first was director Stanley Kramer. In fact, all the original stars were installed at the same time, without individual ceremonies. Kramer's was the first complete star, but popular legend today has it that the first celebrity present was Woodward, which is not true, at least from a certain point of view.
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