Westmore's of Hollywood Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 1645 Vine Street(West side of the Street just below Hollywood Blvd.)Friday October 3, 2008 - 11:30am
The third generation Westmore's brothers, Monty Jr., Marvin, and Michael have all made their own significant mark in Hollywood. Monty Jr. was personal makeup artist to Paul Newman and Joan Crawford (Monty passed in 2007). Marvin created the fashion forward makeup for the epic film, Blade Runner, and Michael was behind the alien creations on the Star Trek series and won an Oscar for his work on Mask. Their artistic hand has influenced Hollywood film and television where stars were made, and most were made up by the Westmore's. Since this announcement Hollywood has lost it's Honorary Mayor Johnny Grant - We are very proud that one of the last efforts Johnny left Hollywood was the nomination of The Westmore's of Hollywood to receive this long over looked honor. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California that serves as an entertainment hall of fame. It is embedded with more than 2,000 five-pointed stars featuring the names of not only human celebrities but fictional characters honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry. The Walk of Fame is maintained by the self-financing Hollywood Historic Trust. The first star, awarded on February 9, 1960, went to Joanne Woodward.
press release courtesy of Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts
photo courtesy of Charley Gallay/Getty Images
Due to scheduling conflicts, I was unable to make it to the ceremony. :( I will be getting some more information regarding the ceremony and parties from my inside source soon!