2 people stabbed on Hollywood Walk of Fame
This year’s annual Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, October 20, has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 7, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced on Saturday that the ceremony will now be held on Hollywood Street, across from the Walk of Fame.
“For the last eight years, this annual event on Hollywood Boulevard has been the highlight of Hollywood’s weeklong celebration to open the new September 11 year,” said Hollywood Chamber CEO Howard Rosenfield in a press release. “The Walk of Fame is one of the most unique and recognizable landmarks in Hollywood. In celebrating this annual event, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce wants to create a more respectful, family-friendly environment for all. We hope everyone attending the ceremony today will consider this a great way to support and celebrate our city’s vibrant arts and entertainment community.”
The Walk of Fame ceremony, which started in 1968, has been moved annually, and is moving to its permanent home in Hollywood because of its close proximity to the Walk of Fame Museum and Hollywood and Vine Park, which are also considered historical landmarks by the Chamber.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is committed to improving the Walk of Fame experience and continues to support the Walk of Fame project. A portion of the funds collected by the Chamber in support of the Walk of Fame will be given to the Hollywood Chamber Foundation’s Education Fund to help raise scholarship funds for the next generation of artists and Hollywood’s next generation of arts and culture leaders, the Hollywood Chamber says.
The Hollywood Chamber has established an annual grant program called Friends of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which provides $10,000 annually to support the work of the Walk of Fame Foundation. The Walk of Fame Foundation is an independent non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that has been instrumental in bringing the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles to its current location on Hollywood Boulevard.
“It was a thrill to celebrate the Hollywood Walk of Fame in its new permanent home,” said Walk of Fame foundation president Chris Osterhuber. “Hollywood Walk of Fame is a part of Hollywood history and we are very happy to have it on Hollywood Boulevard again in 2017.”