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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is the awarding organization of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is the only official website for a complete database of stars on Hollywood's sidewalks. This is also the official page where you can find out about announcements on upcoming Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremonies on Hollywood and Vine Boulevards. There are numerous Walk of Fame ceremonies throughout the year. Dates of these ceremonies are subject to change and are usually announced only one week before the star ceremony. Please note that other websites may have wrong dates and false information regarding a star ceremony. If you don't see it on this page, the announcement is not yet official or confirmed. For more information email us.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FANS ATTENDING WALK OF FAME STAR CEREMONY

  • All star ceremonies are free to attend. There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies. There is no fee to attend, no tickets, no admission fees.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and hydrate, bring sunscreen.
  • We do not allow chairs or step ladders in the audience area of the ceremony.
  • Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
  • Crowd needs to disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony please as we must give back the sidewalk and the street to the community.
  • The Walk of Fame event is streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com. The complete star ceremony is available on www.walkoffame.com only. Fans can watch the complete star ceremony anytime on www.walkoffame.com on the star's page. For example, you can watch the Backstreet Boys star ceremony on http://www.walkoffame.com/backstreet-boys.


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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR SID & MARTY KROFFT
WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

PUFNSTUF AND WITCHIEPOO WILL BE ON HAND FOR THE CELEBRATION

 

WHO:         Honoree: SID & MARTY KROFFT

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban

Guest Speakers: TBA

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,687th Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
in the Category of Television

WHERE:    6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Funko Store

WHEN:     Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:30 A.M. PST  

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

 

COMMENTS:

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that puppeteers/producers Sid & Marty Krofft will be honored with the 2,687th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, February 13, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Television at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Funko Store.

“Many of us have grown up with the popular shows of Sid & Marty Krofft. Thebrothers have made memories for many kids of all ages and will continue to do so for years to come,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We are proud to add these memory makers to our Walk of Fame family,” added Martinez.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

  Brothers Sid & Marty Krofft have been producing quality family entertainment for more than 50 years. Sid & Marty first became a household name in the 70’s with quite a list of TV Shows.  “H.R. Pufnstuf”, “The Bugaloos,” “Lidsville”, “Land Of The Lost”, “Sigmund & the Sea Monsters,” “Pryor’s Place” (starring Richard Pryor),  “Far Out Space Nuts,” “Lost Saucer,” “The Krofft Supershow,” “Wonderbug and Bigfoot,” “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl,” and “Bigfoot & Wildboy.”

For primetime they createdthe satirical and funny “D.C. Follies” series, produced and created the “Donny & Marie Show” “The Brady Hour” and “Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters”, all of which were audience favorites and remained in the top 10.   

They opened their World of Sid & Marty Krofft amusement park in downtown Atlanta in 1976, where CNN is now headquartered. They were creative directors for Six Flags and produced live shows in parks across America before they embarked on their television career.  By the time he was a teenager Sid was a show business veteran, able to strike out on his own and join the Ringling Brothers Circus sideshow. He was billed as “the world’s youngest puppeteer”. After a year he moved on and soon was touring the world, opening for the likes of Judy Garland and Liberace. But Sid wanted to be more than just an opening act. He wanted big, fantastic puppet shows.

Enter Marty. He had been working puppets off and on with Sid for years, but in the meantime had been gaining experience in the business world. They realized that for what they wanted to do, for Sid’s vision, they needed a company of their own. Their vision was to take puppets out of realm of strictly children’s entertainment and build a slightly risqué adult-oriented puppet show called “Les Poupees De Paris”, loosely based on the cabarets of Paris.  It was a success! The show traveled throughout the United States — from the Seattle World’s Fair, to New York Worlds Fair playing to millions people across the country.

Hanna Barbara approached the Kroffts to help create the “Banana Splits” for Hanna Barbara and NBC.  In 1969, the Kroffts were approached by NBC to create their own Saturday Morning Children’s Series. They picked HR Pufnstuf, by far the fans’ favorite character from their live shows. Its success spawned a feature film produced with Universal Pictures as a partner and distributor.

In the late 80s, the Krofft’s created and produced D.C. Follies, featuring a cast of life-size puppets ranging from ‘Richard Nixon’ to ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger’, with outrageous political and current events satire. D.C. Follies ran for two seasons, prematurely ending with a writer’s strike.

The Krofft’s produced a series of live shows entitled “Comedy Kings” for the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 

In 2018, Sid & Marty received the Lifetime Achievement EmmyÒAward from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  Now, as Sid & Marty celebrate their "Golden Anniversary", along with H.R. Pufnstuf, they are still going strong as they have created three series and five pilots in the past three years. The three series include the 2-time Emmy nominated Nickelodeon television series Mutt & Stuff, a remake of Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, which aired on Fullscreen from Legendary, and a remake of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, which is currently streaming on Amazon with David Arquette starring as Captain Barnabas … AND THE BEST IS YET TO COME.

 

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All press must RSVP ONLY to Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame

at ana@hollywoodchamber.net

 

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME - www.WalkOfFame.com

 

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $50,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com

 

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - www.HollywoodChamber.net

For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Donelle Dadigan, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Rana Ghadban is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

 

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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR TALK SHOW HOST
DR. PHIL MCGRAW WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Honoree: Dr. Phil McGraw

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban

Guest Speakers:   David Foster and Tyler Perry

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,688th Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
in the Category of Television

WHERE:    6201 Hollywood Boulevard in front Eastown Development

WHEN:      Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:30 A.M. PST  

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

 

 

COMMENTS:

image004The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Dr. Phil McGraw will be honored with the 2,688th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, February 21, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Television at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard.

 Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Walk of Famers David Foster and Tyler Perry.            

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Dr. Phil McGraw, one of the most well-known and trusted mental health professionals in the world, is the host of TV’s #1 daytime talk show,DR. PHIL. Now in its 18th season, this trailblazing - and award-winning - show continues to provide the most comprehensive forum on mental health issues in television. Using the medium of television, Dr. McGraw has a unique ability to take complicated and technical information and make it accessible and understandable to the general public by presenting compelling stories about real people. His show is lauded for stripping away the shame and embarrassment that too often keeps people from seeking help. Determined to help all, Dr. McGraw insists that the information provided on his show is based on evidence-based treatment options and state-of-the-art research in the fields of psychology, psychiatry and medicine. Since its inception, the show has provided over $35 million in aftercare services for its guests. Dr. McGraw recently signed a multi-year deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue his eponymous show through 2023. DR. PHIL has received 29 Emmy® nominations and won five PRISM Awards for the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse and addiction, as well as a MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) Media Award. In 2015, he was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed on the pioneers, visionaries and stars of the electronic arts.

McGraw earned a Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Texas, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology from the Wilmington Institute. His work at Courtroom Sciences, Inc., a groundbreaking trial science firm, which he founded, inspired the hit CBS series,BULL, staring Michael Weatherly, where Dr. McGraw serves as co-creator, executive producer and writer on the show that is based on his life. BULL, now in season four, is one of the top-rated dramas at CBS. In addition, Dr. McGraw won an Emmy Award as executive producer of the hit talk show, THE DOCTORS, which is currently in its 12th season. In 2018, Dr. McGraw scored another Emmy as executive producer, when the daily syndicated newsmagazine, DAILYMAILTV, (currently in season three) won Outstanding Entertainment News Program. His podcast, PHIL IN THE BLANKS – with all-new, original interviews – debuted in January 2019 and quickly rose to the #1 podcast on Apple iTunes. In spring 2019, McGraw launched a second podcast – a true crime series – MYSTERY AND MURDER: ANALYSIS BY DR. PHIL, which debuted at #1.

Dr. McGraw is the author of nine #1New York Times bestsellers, published in 39 languages with more than 33 million copies in print. Dr. McGraw has devoted his platform to the delivery of sound, evidence-based mental health advice for the last 17 years and has continually strived to make psychology accessible and understandable to the public using the medium of television. In 2006, he was honored with a Presidential Citation by the American Psychological Association for his significant contributions to the field of psychology. The citation read in part, “your work has touched more Americans than any other living psychologist.”

Dr. McGraw is frequently invited to testify as a content expert on Capitol Hill before Congress on high-profile topics, including the overmedication of children in the foster care system, the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes, cyberbullying, opioid addiction, and domestic violence. Dr. McGraw is also regularly called upon for his expert opinion on current events by major national and international news outlets as well.

Dr. McGraw and his wife, Robin, are well-known for their tireless advocacy for children and families. He and Robin have also supported many charitable organizations including the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) by devoting countless hours to CASA’s recruitment project and generating an increase of $100 million of volunteer services in just one year. Today, their charity organization, When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation and Dr. Phil Foundation, works to provide safe and joy-filled free lives free of domestic violence and sexual assault.  

 

 

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All press must RSVP ONLY to Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame

at ana@hollywoodchamber.net