|Verfasst am: 07. Dez 2011 20:48 Titel: Eurokom Walk of Fame
Diesen Text habe ich für die Präsentation der Eurokom-Prüfung verfasst. Auf Groß- und Kleinschreibung ist nicht zu achten, da der Vortrag ausschließlich mündlich ist. Habt Ihr inhaltliche Verbesserungsvorschläge? Danke im Vorraus.
today i will tell you something about the walk of fame
i have separated my topic into five parts
i will start by telling you something about the walk of fame in general
my second point will be the different categories of stars
then i will go on with history
my next point are the terms of admission
and my last point is the summary
---walk of fame in general---
the walk of fame is a group of sidewalks along fifteen blocks in hollywood boulevard and also three blocks of vine street in hollywood, california. **you can see a map of it on this picture.** there are more than 2400 stars embedded into these sidewalks displaying names of a mix of actors, directors, musicians and others. the walk attracts about 10 million visitors a year and therefore plays a big role in tourism.
---categories and look---
now i will tell you something about the categories and the look of the stars. there are five different categories of stars which are: films, TV, music, radio and theatre. **here you can see the symbols for each category** and **here you can see an example of a star.** each star is five pointed and made out of the materials terrazzo and brass. on the top of a star there's the name of the honoree written and below there's a symbol for the category.
---terms of admission---
now i will go on with the terms of admission. the official criterias are the following three:
the 1st is: professional achievement in one of the five categories
the 2nd is: longevity of five years in the field of entertainment
and the 3rd is: contributions to the community
if someone wants to have his star made, he has to send his photo and a short CV to the Hollywood Historic Trust. there is also a charge of 30.000 dollars. fans can also nominate someone, but only with the agreement of the person's management. famous persons who are dead can only be nominated five years after their death. there are about 200 applications a year, but only about 20 of them get accepted.
if someone has his star made, he also gets a presentation ceremony where he or she unveils the star. **here you can see a picture of it**
the walk of fame was created in the year 1958 to give the city a face-lifting. there were made 2500 empty stars of which 1600 were assigned in the first 16 years. since then there are about 20 new assignments a year.
in the year 1990 there were 2000 stars assigned and the walk of fame was enlarged to its current size.
the first star ever was made for the actress joanne woodward in the category films in februrary of 1960.
the walk of fame runs 1.3 miles (2.1 km) and today there are a total of 2454 stars that honour well known persons like muhamed ali, frank sinatra, michael jackson and of course many more. even mickey mouse or the dog lessie have their stars.