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June 17 Day 5 back in US - Hollywood

our unit is a short walk from Hollywood Boulevard

This morning we had a sleep in and after breakfast we walked the short distance to Hollywood Boulevard. We started on the corner of hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue approx 300 metres from our unit. This is the start of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some photos
Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood sign from  Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood sign from Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Museum

Hollywood Museum

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We saw many stars we have admired over the years, including this one revealing his identity.
Clayton Moore - The Lone Ranger

Clayton Moore - The Lone Ranger

The original selection committees chose to recognize some entertainers' contributions in multiple categories with multiple stars. Gene Autry is the only honoree with stars in all five categories. Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney, Roy Rogers, and Tony Martin each have stars in four categories – Rooney has three of his own and a fourth with his wife, Jan, while Rogers also has three of his own, and a fourth with his band, The Sons of the Pioneers. Thirty-three people, including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Gale Storm, Danny Kaye, and Jack Benny, have stars in three categories.

Gene Autry - only starr awarded a star in all 5 categories

Gene Autry - only starr awarded a star in all 5 categories


Gene Autry - only star awarded a star in all 5 categories

Gene Autry - only star awarded a star in all 5 categories


David  near Celine Dion star on Hollywood Boulevard

David near Celine Dion star on Hollywood Boulevard

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We walked quite a few blocks and did not see all the stars. We stopped at Graumann's Chinese Theatre to see the feet and handprints of stars set in concrete in the entrance.
Graumann's Chinese Theatre

Graumann's Chinese Theatre

Chinese Heaven Dogs from Ming Dynasty

Chinese Heaven Dogs from Ming Dynasty


Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe - Gentlemen prefer Blondes

Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe - Gentlemen prefer Blondes

We visited Madame tussaud's Waxworks Hollywood and met up with a few of the people we have admired over the years. It is sometimes a surprise to see the actual height and size of some of our screen idols.

Conan O'Brian and David

Conan O'Brian and David

Colleen and John Travolta

Colleen and John Travolta

Daniel Craig and Colleen

Daniel Craig and Colleen

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

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Jack Nicholson and David

Jack Nicholson and David


Howard Hughes and David

Howard Hughes and David

Right beside Graumann's Chinese Theatre is the Highland Hollywood Center, the venue for the Oscars. The red carpet entrance is in the front of the center which has shops each side. The shop fronts are closed off for the Oscars. The Roosevelt Hotel nearby is a popular hotel for stars on the night of the Oscars.
Highland Hollywood Center - Oscars Awards red carpet entrance

Highland Hollywood Center - Oscars Awards red carpet entrance

Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard

Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard

We have arranged to go to Disneyland on wednesday and for Hop On hop Off buses for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We are plannng on visiting universal Studios tomorrow and perhaps the J Paul Getty musem on Friday night as it stays open till 10.00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Posted by Kangatraveller 20:03

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