The day the Hollywood Walk of Fame was created – level 1

08-02-1960

People want to put stars with names of famous people on a street. This idea comes in 1953. But people wait for seven years to do it.

In 1960, people prepare stars for 8 celebrities. People put these stars on a street in Hollywood. It is on February 8. It is an official ceremony. Later, people put more and more stars on the street.

Today, there are 2,600 stars on the street in Hollywood. Each star has a name. They are names of famous people from film, television, radio, music, or theater. The stars are a gallery of celebrities from show business.

All people can nominate a famous person for a star. People must pay $50,000 for the star. Fan clubs or production companies pay the money.

Each year people choose 20 celebrities.

Today, the Walk of Fame is already two and a half kilometers long.

Difficult words: celebrity (a famous person), ceremony (a formal celebration), gallery (a place where you can see famous art or things), nominate (to choose a person for a prize), fan (somebody who likes a famous person),production company (a company that helps make movies, TV shows, or plays),fame (a thing which you have when you are famous).

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