Walk Of Fame Inductees – 26 June 2015

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In this new series of posts I’ll be selecting a Star at random from every decade (who was born in that decade) starting from the 1880s up until the 1990s to be interred in this land of magic and wonder, who will for ever more see their name set in stone far beyond the places where Gods dare to tread. Each name will have a unique star placed and statue built-in their honour. Often accompanying these additions will be news of a new store or museum to go alongside those stars whose work is of particular genius, and you too can visit and see the place of your dreams, simply by closing your eyes….

1880sHarry Warner: For contributions to Cinema and Television. One of founders of Warner Bros along with his Brothers, Warner can be seen as one of the most successful contributors to Cinema with his company creating many classics.

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1890sWalter Brennan: For contributions to Cinema. Three time Oscar winner Brennan holds the record for male wins with Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day Lewis, picking up his last award three years after Nicholson was born. With a career spanning 6 decades, Brennan’s work includes Come And Get It, The Westerner, And Rio Bravo.

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1900sLeon Klimovsky. For contributions to Cinema. A pioneer of Argentine cinema and influential to later Spanish filmakers, Klimovsky’s films include Marihuana, Vengeance Of The Zombies, and Walpurgis Night. 

1910sRobert Wise. For contributions to Cinema. One of the most successful cross-genre directors of all time, Wise started out as an editor (earning an Oscar nomination for Citizen Kane) before winning two Best Director Oscars. His films ranged from musicals to horror to drama with such works as The Sound Of Music, West Side Story, The Haunting, and Star Trek.

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1920sGuy Hamilton. For contributions to Cinema. Hamilton is one of most famous directors of the James Bond franchise directing four movies in the series between 1964 and 1974. His works include Goldfinger, Live And Let Die, and The Colditz Story. 

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1930sRonnie Corbett. For contributions to Cinema and Television. Remember in Britain as one half of The Two Ronnies, pint-sized CBE recipient Corbett has been on our screens since the 1950s in works such as Now Look Here, Casino Royale, and Small Talk.

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1940sPeter Mayhew. For contributions to Cinema. At over 7 feet tall, Mayhew is forever etched into the public consciousness thanks to his performance as Chewbacca throughout the Star Wars Series.

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1950sGeena Davis. For contributions to Cinema and Television. Aside from being a Golden Globe and Oscar-winning actress, Davis also is an activist for equality in Sports and the Entertainment industry, has been a model, and almost qualified for The Olympic Games. Her works include Thelma And Louise, The Fly, Beetlejuice, and Commander In Chief. 

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1960sFrench Stewart. For contributions to Cinema and Television. Although most well-known for one sitcom in particular, Stewart has appeared in a number of successful movies and shows including Third Rock From The Sun, Stargate, and Leaving Las Vegas. 

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1970sStuart Townsend. For contributions to Cinema and Television. Townsend has always seemed to be on the cusp of greater success, but has nevertheless found fame and praise in such works as Shooting Fish, Queen Of The Damned, and The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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1980sBlake Lively. For contributions to Cinema and Television. With a career featuring blockbusters and unexpected indie hits, Lively is sure to continue her success thanks to works such as Gossip Girl, The Green Lantern, and The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants series.

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1990sHailee Steinfeld. For contributions to Cinema. As well as her modelling and music career, Steinfeld has already been nominated for an Oscar and has appeared in such works as Ender’s Game, True Grit, and Pitch Perfect 2.

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In addition to the stars and statues dedicated to the above performers, this week sees the creation of:

The James Bond Museum: In honour of Guy Hamilton’s induction, a museum has been erected featuring countless pieces of memorabilia from the Bond universe, including cars from every movie which you can take for a spin, a gadget try-out area featuring every gadget from every film, and full-scale sets from the series such as Blofeld’s volcano and Scaramanga’s Funhouse.

Hill House: In honour of Robert Wise’s induction, an authentic full-size recreation of Hill House has been built, based upon both Wise’ The Haunting and the original Shirley Jackson story. The haunted house features a number of bedrooms which only the bravest guests should choose to stay in, as well as running some haunted tours where your sanity and bravery will be fully tested.

What exhibits, or attractions based on the works of the above Stars would you like to see? Let us know in the comments!

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