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Hollywood Celebrates Walk of Fame's 50th With All-Day Festival

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No matter how many years you've lived in Los Angeles, it's hard not to look down at the shoe-scuffed but sparkling star-studded sidewalks of Hollywood to see which celebrity you're walking all over. This coming weekend the Hollywood Walk of Fame's world-famous paving stones hit a major milestone--their 50th anniversary--and everyone is invited to celebrate.

The day long festival is Hollywood’s “open house” honoring the Walk of Fame with entertainment, tours and events at four key locations - Hollywood & Highland Center including the TV Guide Studio, Egyptian Theatre, Capitol Records and the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre - showcasing the five categories of stars: live theatre, motion picture, television, recording, and radio, and the more than 2,400 stars immortalized on the walk.

The day kicks off with an American Indian Blessing, followed by the ceremony for legendary musician Louis Prima's star. Events during the day will give people a chance to play soccer on the roof of the Montalban Theatre, tour the historic Egyptian, peek inside Studio A inside the Capitol Records building, and catch a variety of screenings and live performances. Map & full schedule available here.