Earlier this summer, my brother-in-law finished college and moved to Los Angeles. After he shared a few pictures he took on the Walk of Fame, I asked him to track down Mister Rogers' star and send me a snap shot. He quickly came through.
While it's interesting to see the star unpolished and chipped (as I assume most are on a normal day), what had me most intrigued is the surrounding area. We often see pictures of these stars, but what's around them?
Time to put on my Bloodhound Gang hat for a little investigating.
My first stop was good ol' Wikipedia where I found that the Mister Rogers star is located at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard. Next, it was off to the awesome street view feature on Google Maps.
The street view shot of 6600 Hollywood Blvd. shows several stars on the sidewalk. So which one is the Mister Rogers' star? Well, thanks to a photo on Flickr of a guy posed next to the star, it's easy to determine which one it is.
So there it is, folks. Mister Rogers' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame sits just outside the doors of Hollywood Toys and Costumes.
Amazing to have figured this out from my computer in less than ten minutes.
Interested in more? Check out this 1998 article from the Los Angeles Times which details the dedication of the star.