OK, now I'm really mad. It's not just the fact Chuck Berry has no star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Pop Eye: "Walk of Fame Rolls Over Chuck Berry," by Patrick Goldstein, Oct. 19).
And it's not just that so many other deserving entertainers also remain unrecognized on the Walk. It's just that the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has such contempt for the intelligence of the general public.
Goldstein quoted a Chamber spokeswoman as saying a secret five-member committee chaired by Johnny Grant votes on all applications for the Walk. She said criteria include "show biz longevity and contributions made to the show business community."
What she really meant was contributions made to the Hollywood Chamber and profits generated by a performer.
It's no secret most anybody with a spare $3,500 can get a star on the Walk. It matters not whether you're a Hollywood pioneer or a preteen TV star.