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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….
1880s: Douglas Fairbanks. For contributions to Cinema. One of the biggest stars of the silent era, Fairbanks was also a founder of both United Artists and The Academy, going on to be the first host of The Oscars. He is remembered for works such as The Mark Of Zorro, The Thief Of Baghdad, and The Three Musketeers.
1890s: Groucho Marx. For contributions to Cinema, Television, and Radio. Arguably the most famous of the Marx brothers due to his distinctive mustache and walk, Groucho remains one of the most popular comedians of the 20th Century and continues to inspire imitators. He is remembered for works including Duck Soup, A Day At The Races, and You Bet Your Life.
1900s: Heather Angel. For contributions to Cinema, Television, and Theatre. A british actress who crossed the pond repeatedly with success, Angel is one of many stars unjustly lost to time whose performances are as worthy of respect and rewatching as any of her counterparts. She is remembered for works such as The Hound of The Baskervilles, Suspicion, and Peter Pan.
1910s: Pat Buttram. For contributions to Cinema and Television. Pat Buttram was a mainstay on American Television for decades, his distinct voice giving character to many Disney favourites, and acting as a sidekick to more recognizable funny men and stars until he grew his own fan base. He is remembered for works including Disney’s Robin Hood, Green Acres, and Aristocats.
1920s: Jack Warden. For contributions to Cinema and Television. One of Cinema’s most recognizable hard-ass character actors, Jack Warden was also one of the most successful, picking up two Oscar nominations. With a six decade career, Warden worked with and on many of the greats and always made a positive impact. He is remembered for works such as Heaven Can Wait, Problem Child, and N.Y.P.D.
1930s: Diana Dors. For contributions to Cinema, Television, and Music. Often unfairly referred to during her life and subsequently as the English Marilyn Monroe, Dors made many movies during her career, as well as recording a number of songs and appearing in multiple TV shows over the decades. While she was often known as much for her off-screen antics, whether true or fabricated, Dors is nevertheless remembered as a British icon for works such as The Unholy Wife, The Last Page, and Queenie’s Castle.
1940s: Adrienne Barbeau. For contributions to Cinema, Music, Television, and Theatre. Barbeau started out as a dancer on Broadway, before up a Tony nomination and Theater World Award and making her way to the small and big screen. Finding her roles veering mostly into horror and sci-fi productions ensured that Barbeau has a cult following but her wife variety of performances means she is an actress which many continue to respect and admire. She is known for works including The Fog, Carnivale, and The Cannonball Run.
1950s: Ciaran Hinds. For contributions to Cinema, Television, and Theatre. A long standing Northern Irish actor who has appeared on stage and screen since the mid-Seventies, Hinds has appeared in a wide variety of roles in many dramatic genres. He is known for works such as Game Of Thrones, Munich, and Road To Perdition.
1960s: Chris Barrie. For contributions to Cinema and Television. A recognizable face thanks to his performances in cult British TV shows, Barrie started out as an impressionist before crafting characters of his own. He is known for works including The Brittas Empire, Red Dwarf, and Tomb Raider.
1970s: Helen Baxendale. For contributions to Television and Theatre. Baxendale is unique in that she is recognizable around the world despite not appearing in any movies of note – her TV successes ensuring her fame and respect. She is known for works such as Friends, Cold Feet, and Cardiac Arrest.
1980s: Lucas Black. For contributions to Cinema and Television. Another child actor who has successfully transitioned to adult roles, Black still divides his time across the small and big screen and is known for works such as American Gothic, The Fast And The Furious Series, and NCIS.
1990s: Chloe Bridges. For contributions to Cinema and Television. A talented child actress who has in recent years broken out into adult roles in a variety of shows and movies, Bridges has the potential to be a huge star. She is known for works including The Final Girls, The Carrie Diaries, and Nightlight.
In addition to the statues and stars erected in honour of the people above, the following attractions have also been created:
In honour of Chris Barrie’s induction, The Red Dwarf Museum: A Museum based entirely around the hit British comedy, featuring full scale renderings of all of spaceships from the show, other props, and the opportunity to spend time with all of your favourite characters, from Rimmer, Cat, Kryten, and Lister, to all of the assorted weirdos which pop up in other episodes.
In Honour of Adrienne Barbeau’s induction, The Escape From New York Experience: An extreme laser tag game set in John Carpenter’s futuristic vision of New York. Select from various modes such as the favourite’Save The President and Escape’ within an allotted time, to the chaotic team tag games where you can battle with friends against other groups to earn a glorious victory.
Which attractions from your wildest dreams based on any of the people above would you love to see created? Let us know in the comments!