Thanks to longtime contributor Scott Catton for sharing a photo of a pin made especially for the July 10, 1989 Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
Speaking of Scott, he happened to work security for the Walk of Fame event. You can see him in the photo below at the far right, wearing a Monkees Headquarters shirt, purchased from Gary Strobl, nonetheless! Scott is in good company - there's Bert Schneider to the right of the podium with his arms crossed.
This item was featured at an auction of some of Davy's personal collection that took place in New York City this past May.
The Monkees received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 10, 1989. One half of Raybert, Bert Schneider, joined Micky, Michael, Davy, and Peter on that day. Bert was one of The Monkees' biggest fans. When he died in 2011, Monkees archivist Andrew Sandoval posted the following on Facebook:
One of the last times I spoke to Bert he stopped our conversation to impress upon me, "By the way, I'm a Monkees fan." I think that says a lot about why The Monkees show happened, why the group became a group and why many of the projects Bert turned his hand to had the quality they did. He was a fan."
It just so happens that you can find the group's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard, right outside of the Vogue Theater. The Karate Kid Part III topped the marquee at the Vogue on July 10, 1989, the day The Monkees received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:
Micky, Michael, Davy, and Peter with the honorary mayor of Hollywood, Johnny Grant:
Here's a great picture of The Monkees from my collection...
Michael G. Bush took some of the best photos of The Monkees in the 1980s and 1990s. Here he poses with the group after they had received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 10, 1989. This photo was taken by original Monkees photographer and friend, Henry Diltz.
Thanks to Jeff Gehringer for this shot from the July 10, 1989 Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
Thanks to Jeff Gehringer for supplying this photograph that he took on July 10, 1989 in Hollywood.
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