Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the 100th Birthday of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled the Hollywood Walk of Fame Mural, to commemorate and celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the iconic stretch of bedazzled pavement, festooned with the names of beloved stars in many creative categories. The mural enhances the wall along Hollywood Boulevard adjacent to the Roosevelt Hotel and will remain for three years. Designed to entice and engage locals and visitors to Hollywood and encourage the return of the exciting and thriving community that is Hollywood.
This 100-foot long artwork is a tribute to Hollywood and the Walk of Fame and was created by artist Ian “Anthroe” Roberston-Salt and facilitated by L.A. Art Share. The mixed media mural consists of a detailed graphic design mesh banner and painted imagery. Robertson-Salt conducted months of comprehensive research on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and met with the Walk of Fame Mural Committee that provided community input to the process.
The mural is an explosion of imagery that will not only provide an exciting backdrop for photos, it will also engage onlookers who take the time to study all that it entails. The work has three distinct sections, at the time there is a timeline, with the middle portion partially painted on the wall and on the vinyl depicting star categories, certain recipients and familiar sites along the Walk of Fame. The bottom portion brings all this history into the present.
The mural presents a comprehensive story of the history of the Walk of Fame from its beginning, capturing its 60-year history, the diversity and the beauty of the Walk of Fame and its recipients since the first star belonging to director Stanley Kramer was placed on the sidewalk in 1960.
“We’re so excited to bring this historic piece of artwork to Hollywood Boulevard. We feel honored to be able to celebrate Hollywood’s rich and diverse history with this incredible Walk of Fame Anniversary mural” said Rana Ghadban, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “In partnership with Art Share L.A. and Anthroe, one of L.A.’s most innovative artists, we have chosen to depict some of our everlasting Hollywood icons. We anticipate seeing locals and tourists alike reconnect and rediscover the Hollywood experience.”
In addition to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Hollywood Historic Trust, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Museum, Hollywood Partnership, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and Variety sponsored the mural.