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Jewish Walk Of Fame

September 10, 1987 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
With flags and fanfare, the first star was unveiled Wednesday for the Jewish Walk of Fame. The only trouble is, the blue cement slab--with a gold star and handprints to honor Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky--is too much like a page out of Jewish history. It doesn't have a home. "We want this to go into the sidewalk somewhere," said Nann Miller, who dreamed up the concept and presented the star at a public ceremony on Wilshire Boulevard.
April 29, 1988 | DAVID WHARTON, Times Staff Writer
So many people walk along this busy stretch of Ventura Boulevard each day. No one stops to notice the small brass plaques set into the sidewalk. Studio City's forgotten "walk of fame" is overgrown with weeds and littered with garbage. Thirteen plaques are spaced every 20 feet or so, each bearing a name. Some of the names you might recognize; others you probably haven't heard of. Elke Sommer and Marjorie Lord are honored there. So are Rhys Williams and Jay Novello.
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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