Hollywood Walk of Fame. At least it is free. But you get what you pay for. Scattered along the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and a few blocks of Vine are some 2,500 five-pointed stars celebrating showbiz celebs, broadly defined. There are stars for Muhammad Ali, Houdini, Charlie Chaplin, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (the youngest ever, at 18 at the time), Max Factor, sci fi writer Ray Bradbury, Ronald Reagan (the only president), Sonny Bono (one of two members of the U.S. House), even some fictional characters such as Mickey Mouse and a few animals (Rin Tin Tin).
There's also all the predictable Hollywood royalty.
What's not to like? The Walk itself is lined by a parade of con artists, hucksters, pickpockets and worse. Want to snap a shot of that Marilyn Monroe lookalike by her star (6774 Hollywood Boulevard)? Be prepared to fork over cash. Ditto for pretty much every other lookalike lining the route.
At the Hollywood Walk of Fame you are the zebras on the savannah in Africa, And you are surrounded by hyenas, wild dogs, lions and other predators. Speaking cinematically of course.
Julie Roberts and Clint Eastwood, by the way, although they might have nothing else in common, both have declined to participate in the Walk of Fame. They aren't alone. Maybe you should rethink looking at it.