Hollywood celebrates 50th anniversary of Walk of Fame

English.news.cn   2010-07-26 16:33:50 FeedbackPrintRSS

Louis Prima Jr., center and Lena Prima Louis Prima Jr., center right, and Lena Prima, center left, son and daughter of musician Louis Prima celebrate during the dedication ceremony for Louis Prima's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Sunday, July 25, 2010. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Famed American swing singer Louis Prima has posthumously received the 2,413th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Sunday during its 50th anniversary celebration.

The star ceremony, which was held on Sunday for the first time, was meant to unveil a day packed with numerous events in commemoration of the founding of Walk of Fame, one of Los Angeles' most famous tourism spot that draws millions of visitors every year.

Louis Prima, the late popular bandleader as well as a jazz trumpeter of the Italian descent, got his star at the 100th anniversary of his birth.

"It's a magical feeling to see these stars and look at these names," Prima's daughter Lena Prima, said at the late-morning ceremony in front of the Ricardo Montalban Theater.

The day-long festival held on the Vine Street, from Hollywood Boulevard to Sunset, featured outdoor stages with live music, live theater, radio personalities and indoor venues showing clips from Star Ceremonies over the years and film of historic Hollywood as well as food and games for the whole family.

Four iconic production centers including Capitol Records, Egyptian Theater, the Hollywood & Highland Center and Montalban Theater showcased the five categories of stars from motion pictures, television, recording, radio and live theater. They remained open throughout the day although they are rarely open to the public.

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