Western Walk of Fame Alters Name
Responding to complaints that they should tred lightly on the legendary and star-lined Hollywood Walk of Fame, backers of the Newhall Western Walk of Fame have agreed to change the name of their sidewalk tribute.
From now on, the walkway along San Fernando Road will be known as the Newhall Walk of Western Stars.
The Downtown Newhall Merchants Assn. agreed to change the name after two years of prodding by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which has copyrighted not only “Hollywood Walk of Fame,” but “Walk of Fame” as well.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame, 29 years old, had 1,895 stars at last count. The 8-year-old Newhall walkway--bronze plaques embedded in concrete-- honors 25 Western celebrities.