It took Daniel Dae Kim only four days to raise enough money to put veteran performer James Hong’s name on the celestial sidewalks of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. But getting the star itself is going to take a lot longer.
“We don’t take petitions,” said Ana Martinez, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers and maintains the stars. “We take applications.”
Kim’s effort, if successful, would immortalize Hong’s name among the Hollywood greats who have already received stars, including fellow actors of Asian descent such as Anna May Wong, Mako, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu.
Inspired by a recent CNN profile of the 91-year-old Chinese American actor, “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-0” alumnus Kim launched