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By: Kaylee Kiecker | July 13, 2011

The Hollywood Chamber has launched the only official website to promote the Hollywood Walk of Fame, This state-of-the-art website offers visitors the most current information on the Walk of Fame and its honorees. This website will serve as the vehicle to bring everything related to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to the public. "No other website offers direct access to the Hollywood Walk of Fame except We have the answers to all the interesting facts about this famous icon because we are the official caretakers of the stars," stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO and emcee of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies. "The Walk of Fame entertains people of all ages and the same goes for our website," added Gubler.

Highlights include the ability to watch video snippets of the most recent star ceremonies while sitting in your living room and add your comment directly on the site. The website includes a section on the history and background of the Walk of Fame which continues to bring millions of visitors from all over the world, as well as archival photos of star ceremonies. The press release announcing each ceremony is also included on the site. Each media announcement is a time capsule which details the star's biography at the time it was unveiled.

A unique part of the website is that fans from all over the world can interact directly with Ana Martinez, aka Stargirl, who has been producing the Walk of Fame Star Ceremonies for nearly 25 years. Visitors can now ask Stargirl questions about their favorite stars. The site offers yet another feature of value to visitors who can now learn of all upcoming ceremonies announced first at This will allow eager fans, who anxiously anticipate hearing the news of their favorite stars being honored, to make plans ahead of time and experience a memorable star ceremony.

Fans also have a variety of options to search the website, with sorting capabilities allowing visitors to find which past honorees share birthdays, hometowns, anniversaries, etc.

The site offers additional versatile features such as the updated Walk of Fame Nomination form, details on how to nominate a star, licensing information and how fans can become a Friend of the Walk of Fame. sponsors include Famous Hollywood Dental Care, Hollywood Museum at Max Factor Building, Kaiser Permanente, Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios. is partnering with organizations which are looking forward to associate their business with the Hollywood Walk of Fame brand. The five categories of the Hollywood Walk of Fame attract a very diverse audience target from all over the world. Entertainment has no boundaries: movie fans would want to hear about their favorite actor; music lovers would want to catch a glimpse of their favorite band; children would appreciate fictional characters; pet lovers would follow animal honorees.

The Hollywood Chamber encourages members and businesses especially in the Entertainment and Tourism Industry to add the Walk of Fame button onto their website and link directly to the official Hollywood Walk of Fame website.

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 administer 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.

For more than 90 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Leron Gubler is President and CEO, and Marty Shelton is the Chairman of the Board.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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