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What is The Las Vegas Walk of Stars?

April 14, 2010 at 8:09 PM | by | ()

When you think "Walk of Stars" you typically think of the stars embedded in the sidewalk in Hollywood with the names of a variety of Hollywood legends from screen icons to pop singers to puppets, muppets and local homeless people. (It's actually called The Hollywood Walk of Fame.) But did you know that Sin City has its very own Las Vegas Walk of Stars? You may have stepped on one of them during your last trip to Vegas.

The Walk of Stars is located along Las Vegas Boulevard from Sahara Avenue to Russell Avenue and it features Las Vegas personalities who "have worked or lived in the Greater County of Clark, for periods of considerable regularity." Additionally, "Honorees must have, by their presence in this area, contributed to the charm, worldwide prominence and name recognition of Las Vegas, Clark County." Right now, there are only 42 stars (maybe a little more) but the goal is to get about 3,000 stars in total.

The honorees can be from any field, not just show business, such as literary art, politics, sports, humanitarians and the "pioneer and civic" field. Wayne Newton was the first person to get a star and recently, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin got their own stars near The Flamingo. Later this month, Gloria Estefan is to get her own star.

That said, anyone with a little bit of money and influence can get a Las Vegas Walk of Stars. Check out their payment policy here:

A donation of $20,000 is required for each star. Check should be made payable to Las Vegas Walk of Stars, (Tax ID #71-0946230), reported as such to the IRS, and is not refundable. A $10,000 deposit is due at confirmation date, the remaining balance of $10,000, is due 30 days prior to star dedication day. This cost includes all expenses related to the shipping, manufacturing and imbedding of the Star, a County Proclamation, a Walk of Stars Plaque, the sound needed for the dedication ceremony, flowers for lady honorees, publicity, press releases, radio/TV interviews, liability insurance and applicable fees.

Additionally, if you want to throw a little party to celebrate your star on the Walk of Stars, you will be required to pay for any celebrations and any special security and street closures this may need. Star treatment indeed!

[Photo: Darin Lifetime Events]

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