Have you ever thought that a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame would cost someone money to have their name there? Well it does and it’s a hefty fee.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the many tourist attractions in LA. It has to be among the largest and most well known attractions that the city has to offer. Stretching for miles, certain segments of the pavement are reserved for an entertainer to which their name will appear on a star, or in one case, a moon. But getting a star isn’t as straight forward as you might think. In fact a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will cost someone $30,000. Be it the nominee or recipient.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame has over 2,500 stars embedded into the pavement of Hollywood boulevard and Vine street. It’s administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who oversee just about every aspect of it, which includes deciding the require nuts of getting a star.
A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is reserved for those who have contributed to entertainment. Such artists that may be afforded a spot are actors, recording artists, producers, directors and even fictional characters. But getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame doesn’t come cheap. The person who makes the nomination has to fork out a hefty $30,000 fee.
The fee for a Hollywood Walk of Fame star was introduced on 1980 to help maintain the attraction. The fee was initially set at $2,500, but it has steadily risen over the years to a whopping $30,000 in 2012.