Thursday, June 23, 2011

The view from the balcony at Studio City
Nine women from all over the world have gathered here in Studio City to commemorate Michael Jackson's passing two years ago. They are from Illinois, Virginia, California, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Michigan and United Kingdom.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame stretches for block and blocks and features celebrities from television, radio, the music industry, journalism, and the movies. Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Bette Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., the Bee Gees-- you name them, they're all there.
Turn the corner of Hollywood and Cahuenga Boulevard and you'll find a two story mural of Michael Jackson singing with his shirt billowing from fans. It's a nice likeness tastefully done that has no artist's name and no date. A street vendor on Hollywood Boulevard believes it was painted shortly after his death in homage to a musical icon.
Grauman's Chinese Theater is set back from the street. Handprints and footprints and autographs of those who have been Hollywood's A-list celebrities are embedded in the concrete walk. Liz Taylor once put her hands in the cement outside the theater. So did Eddie Murphy, Rock Hudson, Tom Hanks, Red Skelton, Mel Gibson and others.
Of course all that walking among the stars makes one thirsty requiring a stop at Hard Rock Cafe for appetizers and refreshments.

Hard Rock Cafe has a Fedora that they claim was "owned and operated" by Michael Jackson who traded it for a bag of MacDonalds Happy Meal toys.
Michael in three incarnations resides at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum on Hollywood Boulevard. This figure was particularly convincing-- especially the eyes.
Madame Tussaud's also has Michael's hand print in relief and Janet Jackson's is close by. This concludes the tour at Madame Tussaud's Museum

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