. >> reporter: anna martinez lines up the stars to be honored and decides where to place them. >> harriet nelson. >> right. she's next to ozzie nelson, who's down the street, she's got a second star. >> oh, i see. where's ricky? >> on vine street, next to david, his brother. >> reporter: they don't just give you a star on the walk, you have to want one. and pay a $25,000 fee to get it. >> i'd like to invite everyone to lunch right after this but can't afford it. >> reporter: prime real estate is right in front of the famous chinese theater. the idea for the walk was hatched in the 1950s when hollywood the place was losing its luster. it opened in 1950 with just under 1,600 stars. and now they add one or two a month. installed by travis patternosra. before him, his father. before him, his grandfather. every star on the walk was put there by a noternostra. >> reporter: >> reporter: now the walk has over 2,400 stars covering 2 1/2 miles. woodywoodbecker, that's not a person. >> he's a character. mickey mouse has one, kermit the frog has one. >> reporter: most of them though are real people.
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