The day the Hollywood Walk of Fame was created – level 3

08-02-1960

The idea to decorate Hollywood Boulevard with stars appeared as early as 1953. However, it wasn’t realized until 1960.

First, 1,558 names were selected, from which 8 famous people were randomly chosen. The first stars were prepared for them. The ceremonial placement of these stars on the sidewalk took place on February 8, 1960. Subsequently, stars were made also for other celebrities.

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

Anyone can nominate a famous person for a star. However, the condition is that the celebrity confirms it. The nominee must have been in the profession for at least 5 years, has to promise to attend the ceremony, and to pay a cost of $50,000. However, this money is usually not paid by the artists themselves but by his fan clubs or production companies.

Each year approximately 20 celebrities are selected, whose stars will appear on the sidewalk next year.

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

Difficult words: randomly (without a system, by chance), subsequently (after something), nominee (a person who was suggested for a prize), approximately (about).

What do you think about this day?

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