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Thread started 11/29/21 12:54am

June7

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Should Prince Have a ⭐️ On the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

I know that in life he didn’t care about it or he’s have had one decades ago. But, it seems disrespectful that he’s not there while the likes of Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Chaka Khan, etc., have one and, of all people, he doesn’t.

If he were to be honored, should he have it insert he name Prince or prince … or should he get two?!?

Discuss. 😬
[PRINCE 4EVER!]

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Reply #1 posted 11/29/21 2:14am

JorisE73

June7 said:

I know that in life he didn’t care about it or he’s have had one decades ago. But, it seems disrespectful that he’s not there while the likes of Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Chaka Khan, etc., have one and, of all people, he doesn’t. If he were to be honored, should he have it insert he name Prince or prince … or should he get two?!? Discuss. 😬


You know these things are bought right? There's nothing honorable about those stars is just some decoration for tourists.
There isn't some member board that gets to decide who is elligable or something because every one can buy a one on there.

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Reply #2 posted 11/29/21 2:38am

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They cost $50,000, but you do have to be approved.

The people who don't have one but could is a pretty cool list to be on, actually. Some huge stars.

But there are cartoon characters with stars, like Woody Woodpecker. A couple of "corporate entities." A politician. Tacky.
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Reply #3 posted 11/29/21 4:07am

JorisE73

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They cost $50,000, but you do have to be approved. The people who don't have one but could is a pretty cool list to be on, actually. Some huge stars. But there are cartoon characters with stars, like Woody Woodpecker. A couple of "corporate entities." A politician. Tacky.


It's tacky also when fanclubs, management, record/movie companies or even artists themselves front the money and publicity to get some useless star people walk on.

At the 2001 Celebration there was a group of fans who were trying to raise money to get Prince a star. During one of the Q&A's Prince was asked how he felt about having that thing and his reply was exactly how i think about it. He said that he didn't see the use of having one and thought it was disrespectful to have people walk all over ones name.

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Reply #4 posted 11/29/21 10:08am

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JorisE73 said:

PJMcGee said:

They cost $50,000, but you do have to be approved. The people who don't have one but could is a pretty cool list to be on, actually. Some huge stars. But there are cartoon characters with stars, like Woody Woodpecker. A couple of "corporate entities." A politician. Tacky.


It's tacky also when fanclubs, management, record/movie companies or even artists themselves front the money and publicity to get some useless star people walk on.

At the 2001 Celebration there was a group of fans who were trying to raise money to get Prince a star. During one of the Q&A's Prince was asked how he felt about having that thing and his reply was exactly how i think about it. He said that he didn't see the use of having one and thought it was disrespectful to have people walk all over ones name.



Right. I may be wrong...but i think that is the reason why Muhammad Ali's start is displayed on a window near the Dolby theatre. They could do the same for P.

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

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Reply #5 posted 11/29/21 12:11pm

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I'm torn on this. I think he is 100% deserving of one, but also I feel that he wouldn't want it.

And, I don't really care about people walking over your name. This is an honored tradition in Hollywood. People would go out of their way to pose next to the Prince star.

Would you use his name, or the symbol?

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Reply #6 posted 11/29/21 12:36pm

laytonian

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June7 said:

I know that in life he didn’t care about it or he’s have had one decades ago. But, it seems disrespectful that he’s not there while the likes of Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Chaka Khan, etc., have one and, of all people, he doesn’t. If he were to be honored, should he have it insert he name Prince or prince … or should he get two?!? Discuss. 😬


You know these things are bought right? There's nothing honorable about those stars is just some decoration for tourists.
There isn't some member board that gets to decide who is elligable or something because every one can buy a one on there.


^^^^^ THIS
Prince was offered the oppotunity and turned it down. Not only do you have to pay for it (in perpetuity) but you have to show up at the tacky ceremony.
It's a meaningless thing that could put someone's star in front of a bar or porn shop.

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Reply #7 posted 11/29/21 12:40pm

laytonian

Se7en said:

I'm torn on this. I think he is 100% deserving of one, but also I feel that he wouldn't want it.

And, I don't really care about people walking over your name. This is an honored tradition in Hollywood. People would go out of their way to pose next to the Prince star.

Would you use his name, or the symbol?


It's not an honor.
Basically, Prince would have been PAYING to promote a run-down area of a town.
The BIGGEST stars don't have one (Julia Roberts, Clint Eastwood) because they know it's schlock.

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Reply #8 posted 11/29/21 3:40pm

kingricefan

Prince doesn't need one- his star is the entire universe. cool

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Reply #9 posted 11/29/21 3:48pm

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I believe he should have one. Frankly, it should be near the Warner building, if there are stars there. Say what you want about contracts or whatever, but it was WB who saw potential in him and signed him. They have an indelibly intertwined history.

And yes, you do have to pay for it and get okayed to have it done.

I do believe it's another way to immortalize him in history. Someone who's never heard of him, in twenty years from now, could be walking and see "PRINCE" on the sidewalk and think "Wow, someone named Prince. What did that guy do?" They'd look him up and a new fan is born.

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Reply #10 posted 11/29/21 4:24pm

vinaysfunk

Uh no

“Baby I’m A Star!”
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Reply #11 posted 11/29/21 4:43pm

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He's got the one on First Avenue. More meaningful than Hollywood or Vine.
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Reply #12 posted 11/29/21 7:46pm

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He obviously didn't want one or he would have. He got pretty much every other award. Prince had set opinions of what was cool or not, which is easy to forget. We also don't know the behind the scenes stuff, like maybe WB tried to get one earlier in his career and they got turned down or something obnoxious like that, and he wasn't interested in being part of it, or maybe he just didn't want to be stuck near some people he thought were corny?

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Reply #13 posted 11/29/21 10:54pm

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lavendardrummachine said:

He obviously didn't want one or he would have. He got pretty much every other award.


Not necessarily, and the star isn't an award.

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Reply #14 posted 11/29/21 11:51pm

JorisE73

PJMcGee said:

He's got the one on First Avenue. More meaningful than Hollywood or Vine.


yeahthat

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Reply #15 posted 11/30/21 6:33am

dualboot

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JorisE73 said:



PJMcGee said:


He's got the one on First Avenue. More meaningful than Hollywood or Vine.


yeahthat



:yeahthat:

In this case I would agree with the thought he didn’t want it (or to pay for it).
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Reply #16 posted 11/30/21 11:21am

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John Tesh has one of these. It's not all that special.
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Reply #17 posted 11/30/21 11:56am

lavendardrumma
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TrivialPursuit said:

lavendardrummachine said:

He obviously didn't want one or he would have. He got pretty much every other award.


Not necessarily, and the star isn't an award.


How isn't it an award? Because you buy them? As opposed to almost every other award out there that are bought directly or indirectly?

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Reply #18 posted 11/30/21 12:15pm

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lavendardrummachine said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Not necessarily, and the star isn't an award.


How isn't it an award? Because you buy them? As opposed to almost every other award out there that are bought directly or indirectly?


How much is it for a Grammy? A Tony? What about an Oscar? Or let's start simple: how much is an American Music Award?

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Reply #19 posted 11/30/21 5:14pm

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lavendardrummachine said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Not necessarily, and the star isn't an award.


How isn't it an award? Because you buy them? As opposed to almost every other award out there that are bought directly or indirectly?



Sure, there's a level of BS with all awards. But most true awards have at least an element or pretense of genuine merit mixed in with their industry politics & commericialism.

In contrast, Walk of Fame stars don't even have a pretense of merit. They are blatant, overt cash grabs. They're literally directly purchased.


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Reply #20 posted 12/02/21 8:06am

Vannormal

No.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #21 posted 12/03/21 10:22pm

EnDoRpHn

Have any of you ever walked on Hollywood Blvd.?

It routinely smells of piss.
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Reply #22 posted 12/04/21 12:10am

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No. Didn't he make himself clear on this? I had no problem understanding him.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #23 posted 12/04/21 3:50pm

woogiebear

Looooooooooong OVERDUE!!!!!

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Reply #24 posted 12/05/21 3:35pm

alphastreet

Too late
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Reply #25 posted 12/06/21 10:13am

TrivialPursuit

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alphastreet said:

Too late


Because dead people never get a star?!

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Reply #26 posted 12/07/21 2:12am

Vannormal

TrivialPursuit said:

alphastreet said:

Too late


Because dead people never get a star?!

Depends on the relatives... if they still want to pay 50K or something like that for it to happen.

Money...

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #27 posted 12/07/21 11:59am

TrivialPursuit

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Vannormal said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Because dead people never get a star?!

Depends on the relatives... if they still want to pay 50K or something like that for it to happen.

Money...


Warner could also pay for it. Seems like they owe him that much.

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Reply #28 posted 12/07/21 1:27pm

alphastreet

TrivialPursuit said:



alphastreet said:


Too late


Because dead people never get a star?!



Just thought it would have been nice in his lifetime
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Reply #29 posted 12/07/21 3:50pm

kingricefan

TrivialPursuit said:

Vannormal said:

Depends on the relatives... if they still want to pay 50K or something like that for it to happen.

Money...


Warner could also pay for it. Seems like they owe him that much.

WB won't spend a dime on any promotion for Prince at this point if they don't have to.

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