The day the Hollywood Walk of Fame was created – level 2

08-02-1960

The idea to decorate Hollywood Boulevard with stars of famous people came in 1953. However, it took seven years to realize it.

In the first step, the stars for the first 8 celebrities were prepared. The stars were put on the sidewalk on February 8, 1960, in an official ceremony. Then, stars were made for more and more famous people.

Today, there are more than 2,600 of these stars in Hollywood. Each star has a name which is famous from film, television, radio, music, or theater. The stars are like a gallery of celebrities from show business.

All people can nominate a famous person for a star. However, the celebrity must agree to be present at the official ceremony and $50,000 must be paid. However, this money is usually not paid by the celebrity but by his fan clubs or production companies.

Each year about 20 celebrities are selected. Their stars are put on the sidewalk the next year.

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

Difficult words: however (but), nominate (to suggest a person for a prize), fan (somebody who likes a famous person), fame (a thing which you have when you are famous).

What do you think about this day?

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