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April 1, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's no April Fool's joke: After 38 years, Elvis has left the Boulevard. Tourists visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame today will be surprised to find an empty star where Elvis Presley's familiar brass name and record insignia were attracting crowds as recently as noon Tuesday. Presley's star was jackhammered out of the sidewalk Tuesday afternoon at 6777 Hollywood Blvd. by officials hoping to learn why the rock 'n' roll legend's pink terrazzo keeps cracking.
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September 28, 1990 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I am not a star. At least, I don't consider myself a star . " Marvin Gaye, in a 1973 interview published in the Los Angeles Times. Grammy award-winning recording artist Marvin Gaye, popular for his intimate reflections on the ways of love and spiritual salvation, received a posthumous star Thursday on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The award came after two years of intensive campaigning by fans across the country and by local radio stations with predominantly African-American audiences.
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May 12, 1990 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Donna couldn't be found Friday. But her absence failed to bother most of the 200 lovers of rock 'n' roll who gathered around noon on Hollywood Boulevard. They sang her name anyway: ". . . Donna . . . where can you be? Oh Donna, oh Donna . . . Donna . . . .
SPORTS
June 22, 2001 | J.A. ADANDE
It's the logical next step for Magic Johnson, a man who was embraced by Los Angeles, then smiled and hugged it right back. He enriched the city's sporting history. He is a star even among this culture of celebrities. He has built up communities. Now it only makes sense that his name is embedded in L.A.'s endless stretches of asphalt. Magic Johnson got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.
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September 26, 1992 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Candee Kennedy has seen plenty of stars. During the last 12 years, the part-time tour bus driver has witnessed the unveiling of the 1,720th, the 1,842nd and the 1,951st stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--those honoring Barry Manilow, Natalie Wood and Dean Stockwell, respectively. But on Friday morning, as she waited to catch a glimpse of No. 1,966, Roseanne Arnold, Kennedy said this time was special. Arnold is much more than a celebrity, Kennedy said: She's a role model.
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October 10, 1987 | STEVE HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
It's getting so you can't help but step on a famous name. Or even a not-so famous one. Take it from an authority--Ed Lewis, the executive vice president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which has installed 1,856 sidewalk stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Walks of fame are popping up in such burgs as Newhall, Calif., Lubbock, Tex., and Philadelphia, like broken stretches on some zig-zagging highway of stardom.
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March 17, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For what Hollywood merchant Sony Se sincerely hopes is the last time, construction of the Metro Red Line subway forced her to close her Hollywood Boulevard doughnut shop early Monday. This time, though, the sidewalk out front was blocked so actress Connie Stevens could help officials of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority replace 222 stars yanked out of the Hollywood Walk of Fame because of the subway project.
MAGAZINE
March 13, 2005 | Dan Neil, Dan Neil's column on popular culture will appear weekly.
Of all the cringe-worthy tourist attractions in Hollywood, there is perhaps none so worthy as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. These 2,271 plaques fixed into the sidewalk firmament along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street are meant to immortalize, but they're more like star-shaped trapdoors to oblivion. Pepe Barreto, Al Lichtman, Yakima Canutt. Ah, Arsenio, we hardly knew ye.
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October 14, 1989 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The Rev. Billy Graham, catapulted to religious stardom 40 years ago by a crusade that packed a huge tent in downtown Los Angeles for six weeks, returned to the City of the Angels this week to claim another star--this one on a sidewalk. The world's best-known evangelist on Sunday will have his name and the likeness of an old-fashioned radio microphone engraved on the 1,900th star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 2 p.m.
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