I was reading blogs (as usual) and Naomi, over at: Here In the Hills , had a post that made me smile. It is a post of photo's of "oddities in Hollywood". Well now, having lived near by Hollywood, and having been a "Star Polisher" I know something about odd! lol..
Another lady and I used to polish a few stars in Hollywood, namely: A.C. Lyles and DeForest Kelley. We did this because we loved both of those men and just wanted to do a little something to show them just how much we loved them... along the way I had a blast!
This is me at A.C.'s star at Easter time after the star was polished. His star is but a few steps away from being in front of El Capitan, one of the oldest and nicest movie theaters in Hollywood.
As usual I look at me back then and wish I was thin and had hair again like that!!
Below shows how the star was "taped off" so when it was cleaned and polished it was just the star and not go on to the rest of the sidewalk.
Once polished it was "fanned" to dry before cleanup was done.
The Walk of fame is made of Terrazzo and so needed special polish so it wouldn't hurt the stone nor make it slippery for those walking on it.
The finished product looked darn good!
All the cleaning and polishing was done with TLC but let me tell you that although it was done about 8 or 8:30 am on a Saturday, and not many people around.. those that did come around would snap pictures of the "idiots cleaning the walk of fame". Once we were approached to do a short documentary of it and we did it. We were filmed for a short sequence of news that would be shown in England. We were scripted as to where to walk (it began coming down the stairs of the Galaxy Theater where De's star it) and then asked questions which we answered. I am sure those in England who saw it thought there were some very strange people in Hollywood!
..On special days (like Christmas and Easter) special photo's were taken to give to AC or DeForest.
By the way: It was work to clean!!!
(Christmas time below which is why I have on Antlers..heh)
Not that I was "odd" to be standing out there with "special made T-shirts and "fans" that made me look like I was a bit crazy... (a bit?)
..but then again... I WAS crazy! (look at that star SHINE!)
Utoh! Are we arrested officer?!! (no.. but everyone was willing to pose for us to do pictures! lol)
Found this "Hollywood shirt" and added "buttons" and copies of their signatures.. stuff like this was only worn while Star Polishing or at Star Trek Conventions...
This one was a *gem*... the front of the long sleeved shirt looked like this:
...and the back and the arms like this.
Personally... I think that I fit right in with the Oddities of Hollywood! lol lol