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It was a hot day but it was the only day I hadn’t already a plan for so armed with a bottle of ice cold water, and my digital camera I headed over to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   I’m not really sure what I expected to see, but I went with somewhat of a low-key expectation of the area.   I’d heard that at one time it was really seedy but that recent developments were bringing a better reputation to Hollywood Boulevard, yet walking down it – even in the bright sunlight with what seemed like hundreds of other tourists, it still felt that it was a crime scene waiting to happen!  

With the help of a map purchased from a local merchant I did find the stars belonging to some of my screen heros, but any affiliation the area may have held with the movie stars are well hidden now beneath the daily wear and tear of tourists feet.   The day wasn’t mis-spent however as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Kodak Theatre were far above my expectations.   There are beautiful pieces of movie history and are well worth facing the heat and crowds to explore.   Here it is possible to imagine the days of real old Hollywood glamour when divas and heroes needed more talent than connections in order to be a celebrity!It was a hot day but it was the only day I hadn’t already a plan for so armed with a bottle of ice cold water, and my digital camera I headed over to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   I’m not really sure what I expected to see, but I went with somewhat of a low-key expectation of the area.   I’d heard that at one time it was really seedy but that recent developments were bringing a better reputation to Hollywood Boulevard, yet walking down it – even in the bright sunlight with what seemed like hundreds of other tourists, it still felt that it was a crime scene waiting to happen!  

With the help of a map purchased from a local merchant I did find the stars belonging to some of my screen heros, but any affiliation the area may have held with the movie stars are well hidden now beneath the daily wear and tear of tourists feet.   The day wasn’t mis-spent however as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Kodak Theatre were far above my expectations.   There are beautiful pieces of movie history and are well worth facing the heat and crowds to explore.   Here it is possible to imagine the days of real old Hollywood glamour when divas and heroes needed more talent than connections in order to be a celebrity!

 


 
 

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