On Monday, John Waters, the adored iconoclastic director dubbed the Pope of Trash in Baltimore, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The award was announced by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce the previous year.
One of seven recipients from the film business in the 2023 class who isn’t primarily an actor is the 76-year-old. In recognition of their work in movies, Paul Walker, Bill Pullman, Vince Vaughn, Ludacris, Juanita Moore, and Uma Thurman will also receive stars.
Baltimore residents who want to recognize the achievement without traveling to Los Angeles can attend a watch party at The Senator and The Charles, two of the city’s iconic theaters. At 2:30 pm, the stream begins.
Fans of Waters are welcome to join and celebrate without charge, but seating is limited and available only after 2 p.m.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has approved The Senator Theatre and The Charles Theatre’s bids for authorization to live-stream the event in the theaters’ historic auditoriums, according to the proprietors of the two theaters.
Along a 15-block stretch of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, the Chamber of Commerce has placed brass and terrazzo stars to honor notable members of the entertainment industry since 1960.
Despite the fact that Waters hasn’t produced a new feature since 2004’s “A Dirty Shame,” his taste-defying Baltimore-set pictures continue to be praised through extravagant re-releases. Last Thursday, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures unveiled a brand-new exhibition honoring the director.
Writing books (his debut book, “Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance,” was published last year) and producing artwork in a variety of media has kept Waters very busy.
The Baltimore Museum of Art’s John Waters Collection debuted in November and includes 90 pieces from the private collection of the Baltimore artist. The C. Grimaldis Gallery in Mount Vernon also displayed 26 pieces last year under the title “The Worst of Waters,” which featured his “The Rudest, The Hardest to Sell, The Just Plain Wrong” works.
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