Ann Dvorak’s Los Angeles, Pt. 14: The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 273

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Yesterday, my dear friend Darin treated me and my daughter to a matinee of the live Wizard of Oz at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. After the show, we could not help but make the quick trip over to Ann Dvorak’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located on the north side of the street, between Vine & Ivar.

I’ve been asked a few times if Ann was present for her dedication ceremony. The answer would be no – because there never was a celebration just for her. Ann was actually included in the inaugural 1,500+ stars that were laid between 1960/61. I’m not sure what Ann thought of the honor, though her mother, Anna Lehr, was impressed and made mention of her daughter’s “GOLD star” in a letter to a family member.

With a career spanning twenty years (forty-five, counting the three movies she made as a kid), and comprised of over fifty films, I think it’s safe to say that Ann deserves her place on Hollywood Blvd., next to the adult theater that boasts “100’s of beautiful girls and 3 ugly ones” (just how disappointed are tourists when they visit Hollywood?).  Also, I am very relieved to not have to launch a campaign and raise $30,000 to get Ann a star.

8 Comments

  1. JV September 30, 2013

    That is just plain adorable!

  2. admin September 30, 2013

    Aw, thanks! I try not to post too many photos of her outside of Facebook, but this was too fantastic to not share.

  3. Scott September 30, 2013

    Second the sentiments of ‘JV’.

    Even apart from the perspective of being AD devotees, two really egregious omissions from the Hollywood Walk of Fame are, in my view, Karen Morley and Lyle Talbot.

    Each produced a worthy body of work, but Lyle’s omission borders on astounding.

  4. admin September 30, 2013

    What??? Morley and Talbot aren’t there? Someone involved in the initial name selection must have had a personal preference for Ann. For her to make it and not Lyle is indeed astounding.

  5. Mike September 30, 2013

    I echo above comments. Love the colorful sandals.

    Would you let her play with the Ann Dvorak paper dolls if she asked?

  6. admin September 30, 2013

    If she were playing with them under my direct supervision – then yes!

  7. Lanna September 30, 2013

    I should have read this first before asking, where the “Star” was! Now I got all the scoop!
    Thanks–Christina!

  8. admin September 30, 2013

    My pleasure, Lanna. Mark your calendar now for the book release party on November 12th!

  9. Lanna September 30, 2013

    On my calendar now 🙂 Thanks!

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