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Dozens of star tributes mysteriously vanish on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS, NV — Thousands walk over them and past them every single day.

The Las Vegas Walk of Stars has tributes embedded into the famous Las Vegas Strip sidewalk for some of the biggest celebrities the world has ever seen.

“We are going to be losing Liberace, we’re going to be losing Elvis Presley, we’re going to be losing Frank Sinatra,” said female impersonator and star of Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas, Frank Marino.

“I’m also speaking for all the other people who really can’t fight for themselves,” added Marino in an exclusive interview with Contact 13.

Marino says he recently discovered one of this two stars vanished.

“The other day I was going down the street, and I was all excited to show off my star to a friend of mine, and I looked down, and it was missing,” said Marino.

Contact 13 has learned 49 of the 82 stars worth $245,000 were taken out for bollard installation along Las Vegas Boulevard.

The project is meant to help prevent attacks like the 2015 sidewalk ramming incident in front of the Paris Hotel and Casino that killed one person and injured dozens more.

“Unfortunately, like every city in the world, Vegas is constantly evolving and changing, and we have to go with the incidents that are going around, and sometimes those incidents are not wonderful incidents,” said Marino.

Contact 13 confirms Clark County officials contacted the Las Vegas Walk of Fame to move the tributes to make way for the steel post installations.

Bob Alexander, president of the Las Vegas Walk of Fame, confirms his non-profit organization was asked to move the tributes but said it was not possible.

Alexander says each tribute costs $5,000 for design, construction, installation, and leveling. Once installed, stars usually do not survive a transplant. The tributes are made of Indian Red Granite and almost always fall apart if moved.

“I really treasure both my stars, the one that’s still up [in front of the LINQ Hotel] and the one that’s missing [in front of the Paris Hotel and Casino,] said Marino.

Marino would like to see future stars placed within the LINQ promenade to mimic the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Here’s a list of the impacted stars provided by the Las Vegas Walk of Stars:

1. Wayne Newton

2. Frank Marino

3. Liberace

4. Rich Little

5. Dick Jensen

6. John Stuart

7. Richard MacDonald

8. Wayne Allyn Root

9. Sammy Davis Jr.

10. K-Paz De La Sierra

11. Tony Sacca

12. Conjonto Primavera

13. Elvis Presley

14. Dick Feeney

15. Donny Lee Moore

16. Alex Lora

17. Jose Jose

18. Pepe Garza

19. Mary and The Maori High Five

20. Marie Little

21. Juan Carlos Hidalgo

22. Promotores Unidos USA

23. Fernando Vargas

24. Gualberto Castro

25. Kevin Liang

26. Pedro Haces Barb

27. Vassili Sulich

28. Los Dos Nuevo Leon De Raul Perez

29. Harry Mohney

30. Larry Lee

31. Regulo Caro

32. Los Cadetes De Linares

33. Servando Cano

34. Los Temerarios

35. Gerardo Ortiz

36. Los Huracanes Del Norte

37. Los Rieleros Del Norte

38. Abel Quinonez

39. Eugene Mosley

40. Ana Barbara

41. Johnny Canales

42. La Maquinaria Nortena

43. Erazno y LA Chokolata

44. Marco A.Flores y La Numero Uno Banda Jerez

45. Los Cachorro de Juan Villarreal

46. LA Original Banda EL Limon DE Salvador Lizarraga

47. LA Unica Internacional Sonora

48. Santanera Arturo Ortiz Arias

49. Antonio Mendez Hernandez


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