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Elvis’ Walk of Fame Star Removed

April 1, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Elvis has left the boulevard.

Persistent cracking in Elvis Presley’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star forced a jackhammer crew to remove it from the spot where it’s been attracting fans for 38 years.

Walk of Fame administrators can’t figure out why Presley’s star keeps cracking. The pink terrazzo base was replaced 16 months ago but it began deteriorating again.

Until they figure out why, the Elvis star will be relocated a few blocks west _ next to the stylized gazebo featuring actresses Dolores Del Rio, Anna Mae Wong, Dorothy Dandridge, Mae West and Marilyn Monroe.

``I thought about moving Elvis in front of a fast-food restaurant,″ joked Johnny Grant, Hollywood’s honorary mayor. ``But he’ll like being over there with the women.″

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