Q: Can we do fundraising prior to nomination or selection process?
The Hollywood Walk of Fame does not encourage or endorse online campaigns for fundraising for a star prior to selection. Such initiatives do not impact the selection process for a star on the Walk of Fame. We encourage that you read and fully understand the nomination and selection process on this website.
Q: What is the official address of the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
A: The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a series of stars on a public sidewalk which stretches on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. It is in the heart of Hollywood. There is no dedicated address. The office of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the Hollywood Walk of Fame can be used as the only reference address for the famous Boulevard. 7018 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028.
Q: What are the hours of operation and admission price?
A: The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a public sidewalk with embedded stars along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. You can enjoy this world-famous sidewalk with no admission fee or operating hours. You can meet your favorite star any time of your visit day and night. There are no tickets to purchase. Report people trying to sell you a ticket to the Hollywood Walk of Fame by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Can I buy admission tickets or reserve my seat at the Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony?
A: There are no seats, admission fees or reservations required to attend a Walk of Fame star ceremony in Hollywood. Fans can view the complete star ceremony from the public viewing area. There are no lists or reserved seats. Space is available on a first come basis.
Q: Who maintains the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
A. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a public sidewalk and is the property of the City of Los Angeles. As the owner, the City has the ultimate responsibility for the condition of the Walk of Fame. Other organizations may assist the City on a voluntary basis with keeping the Walk in good condition. If you wish to report a problem with the condition of the Walk of Fame and you live within the City of Los Angeles, call the City’s helpline (3-1-1) and ask for the Department of Building & Safety Street Services Division. If you are calling from outside the City, dial (213)473-3231.
Q: How does the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce help with maintenance?
A. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is responsible only for adding new stars to the Walk of Fame and does not have any maintenance duties. However, the Chamber is interested in seeing the Walk of Fame maintained in top condition. Through the Chamber’s “Friends of the Walk of Fame” program, the Chamber raises and contributes money towards the maintenance of the Walk.
Q: What is the role of the Hollywood Historic Trust?
A. The Hollywood Historic Trust is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to preserve the history of Hollywood. The Trust assists the City in making repairs to the Walk of Fame when requested by the City and as its finances allow. The Trust does this on a voluntary basis and does not have any legal requirement to do so.
Q: What is the role of the Hollywood Entertainment District?
A. The Hollywood Entertainment District (HED) is what is known as a business improvement district (BID). A BID administers funds assessed property owners within the district for programs that will benefit those properties. Among the HED’s goals is to keep the area looking nice. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is located within the boundaries served by the Hollywood Entertainment District. The HED contracts with a private company to clean the Walk of Fame on a regular basis and to keep it looking good.
Q: How can I nominate someone for a Walk of Fame Star?
A: Each year, we announce the Walk of Fame Star Recipients for the following year. See how you can nominate your favorite star for 2014 - or you may send us a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at 7018 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Q: Who can do the nominating?
A: Anyone, including a fan, can nominate a celebrity as long as the celebrity or his/her management is in agreement with the nomination. If there is no letter of agreement included from the celebrity or his/her representative, the committee will not accept the application.
Q: What is the cost of a Walk of Fame star ceremony?
A: $30,000 upon selection. The money is used to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.
Q: Can someone who is deceased be nominated?
A: Yes. One posthumous award is given each year.
Q: Can someone who is deceased be nominated for a star immediately?
A: No. A posthumous nomination has a five year waiting period.
Q: Is posthumous waiting period 5 years after the date of their death?
A: Yes. It is a five year waiting period after death.
Q: Can I nominate someone who doesn't fit in any of the five categories?
A: No. The categories do not change and the nominee must be or have been active in the field of entertainment.
Q: How long after someone has been nominated will the ceremony take place?
A: The recipient has up to five years to schedule their ceremony. If it is not done within the five-year period, it will expire and an application must be resubmitted.
Q: Does the committee accept signatures/petitions/phone calls?
A: The committee does not accept signatures, phone calls, e-mails, or any form of written or online petitions for a nomination. Beware of all online petitions that collect your email address to no avail. Only official Walk of Fame applications are accepted.
Q: Who are the members of the Walk of Fame selection committee?
A: Each of the five categories is represented by someone with expertise in that field.
Q: How often are stars voted in?
A: Stars are voted in once a year in June. An average of 20 stars are selected per year.
Q: If a nominee isn't selected during the voting process, do I have to re-submit the application for the following year?
A: The application is effective for two years. If, after two years, the nominee is still not selected, the applicant can file a new application or send a letter requesting that the application be reinstated. Updates on the recipients are accepted and included in their file.
Q: When does the Committee meet?
A: The Committee meets once a year, in June.
Q: How can I find out if someone has a star on the Walk of Fame?
A: You can find star locations on the Walk of Fame Directory on this website.
Q: Can I attend a Walk of Fame ceremony?
A: Walk of Fame ceremonies are open to the public. There is a public viewing area set up for all to enjoy. Please be aware that ceremony dates are subject to change. Call the Walk of Fame information line (323) 469-8311 or check our website for verification.
Q: How many nominations are submitted each year?
A: The committee receives an average of two hundred applications a year.
Q: Why do some stars face one way and others face another?
A: So that people walking either direction can see the stars easily.
Q: What are the stars made of?
A: Terrazzo and brass.