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Hollywood Blvd. Characters: Stars In The Making?

A typical sight on Hollywood Blvd., but could this <B>Marilyn, Elvis,</B> or <B>Charlie Chaplin</B> be a future superstar in disguise?

A typical sight on Hollywood Blvd., but could this Marilyn, Elvis, or Charlie Chaplin be a future superstar in disguise?

Thursday, June 10, 2010 1:09 GMT

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The costumed actors working for tips on Hollywood Blvd. could be major stars in the making.

The LAPD recently banned the quirky characters from pestering tourists in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, but playing dress-up is how one of today’s biggest stars got his start.

According to movie buff Stephen Schochet, author of Hollywood Stories, Brad Pitt’s first job when he moved to Tinseltown was standing in front of a fast food joint while wearing a chicken suit.

However, if similar superstardom isn’t in the cards for the Hollywood Blvd. bunch, at least they’re entertaining.

Schochet says their street stage sees plenty of action, including “turf wars” between performers who wear the same costumes. Once, a couple of guys dressed as Batman got into a full-on shoving match.

Another time, an Incredible Hulk was arrested for grabbing a woman’s butt, leaving green paint on her white pants.

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