Hollywood Walk of Fame Celebrates 50 Years

A Hollywood institution throws a party for everyone

The 50th anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be celebrated Sunday with a festival including tours of Hollywood studios and theaters, a special exhibit at the Hollywood Museum and live musical performances.

"Walk the Walk" will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout Hollywood.

Four locations -- Capitol Records, Egyptian Theatre, the Hollywood & Highland Center and Montalban Theatre will showcase the five categories of stars -- motion pictures, television, recording, radio and live theatre.

Here are some great things to keep you busy:

Louis Prima Star Unveiling - 11:20 a.m. in front of the Montalban Theater. The ceremony will include a performance by Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses.

Historic Buildings tours -

Capitol Records - 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
TV Guide Channel studios - 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre - Noon until 3 p.m.


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Movie Premiere - "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore" at 4 p.m. at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Walk of Fame exhibit - At 10 a.m. the Hollywood Museum will have hundreds of never-before seen items representing the Walk of Fame.

Concerts -

Egyptian Theatre stage - Raihanna Estrada from noon until 1 p.m.; Jamie Meyer from 1:15 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.; The Deloreans from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Capitol Records stage - Zana Mesihovic, featuring Almanova & James Brandon Lewis, will perform from noon - 1 p.m.; Lady Rho from 1:15-2:15 p.m.; performance by B. Peace from 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Voxhaul Broadcast from 4-5 p.m.

*More information on the festival can be found online at WalkofFame50.com.

An estimated 10 million people visit the Walk of Fame each year, making it one of Southern California's most popular attractions.

"In a city that has lost so much of its past, the Hollywood Walk of Fame not only memorializes entertainment's biggest stars, the walk itself is now a part of our history and a key driver of Hollywood's turnaround," said Councilman Eric Garcetti, whose district includes the Walk of Fame.

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