Annual Visitors and Ceremonies

The Walk of Fame attracts nearly ten million visitors yearly, with about 24 induction ceremonies held annually since 1960

Origin in 1953

 E.M. Stuart, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, proposed the idea in 1953 to maintain Hollywood's glamour

Initial Design Changes

Originally designed with blue and brown tiles and caricatures, the design changed to coral and black without caricatures due to practicality and aesthetic reasons​

Representation Committees

Four committees representing motion pictures, television, recording, and radio were formed between 1956 and 1957 to select honorees​

First Honorees in 1958

The first eight honorees in 1958 included Olive Borden, Ronald Colman, and Joanne Woodward, setting a precedent for the project​

First Official Star in 1960

Stanley Kramer, a notable film producer and director, was the first to officially receive a star in 1960​

Nomination and Sponsorship Process

Celebrities are nominated for a star, and a $50,000 sponsorship fee is required for maintenance and ceremony costs

Johnny Grant's Contribution

 Johnny Grant, honored with a star in 1980, played a crucial role in the Walk's ceremonies and the addition of a "Live Theatre" category in 1984

Unique Placement of Muhammad Ali's Star

Boxer Muhammad Ali's star, awarded in 2002, is the only one not on the ground but on the wall of the Dolby Theater, honoring his request not to be stepped on

Time Capsule for the Future

In 2010, a time capsule was buried under the Walk of Fame to be opened in 2060, containing items representing each of the five entertainment categories