Posted by: mdmusingsie | February 17, 2018

California Dreamin’ (part 2)

Next stop, Hollywood itself.  Hollywood Boulevard, anyway.  Grauman’s then Mann’s, then Grauman’s again, and most recently TCL Chinese Theater.  Still the icon it was back in the 1920’s.  Now it’s crawling with tourists gazing up at the structure as well as down at the hand and foot prints of some of the famous names in Hollywood.  Fred Astaire, Shirley Temple, and Marilyn Monroe, right up to Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and other modern actors.

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The walkways of Hollywood Boulevard or Walk of Fame, contain stars of the best and brightest in Film, Music, Television, Radio, and Comedy.


Sadly, the terrazzo stars are the only bright thing on Hollywood Boulevard.  Many of the shops are drab or full of cheesy souvenirs. There’s a Hard Rock Café and a few other well kept businesses, but for the most part, the area looked rundown and in need of a major facelift.

That didn’t stop hundreds of tourists, like us, from checking out the stars and the concrete hand and footprints.



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