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From Reporter Hal Eisner

John Goodman Makes His Permanent Mark In Hollywood

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I've been working as a television reporter in LA almost 32 years and I did something this week that I've never done! I went to one of those ceremonies where famous people put their hands and feet in cement blocks which end up becoming part of the concrete mosaic of such things in front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Then, people walk all over them. They take lots of pictures of them too.

Thursday, it was John Goodman's turn. For the record I LIKE JOHN GOODMAN! Excellent actor! I've enjoyed his work going back to "Roseanne" and even just a couple of days ago when I watched the movie "Flight". So, when photographer Armando Hernandez and I got to the Chinese I wondered what he'd be like??? Would he put his tootsies in the cement like Fred Flintstone's generally not so graceful approach? Would he have that big grin that's so John Goodman? Would he talk A LOT about himself and his career? Or, would he be humble, keep it short and sweet and follow the directions on the steps one takes into immortality? He didn't disappoint. It was a neat little ceremony. He thanked Roseanne Barr, the Coen Brothers who were there and his family. T Bone Burnett was the emcee. During the "cement ceremony" he graciously followed directions and gave camera people huge grins saying "I'm doing this for you!" Followed by a toothy smiley face!

As I stood around looking at all the other feet and hands in cement I noticed those of Judy Garland, Bob Hope, Michael Jackson, Gloria Swanson, The actors from Twilight and Harry Potter and so many more. As Goodman, who is much taller than I thought, headed out he left behind his signature in cement, concrete impressions of his feet and hands that many will see for years to come and a good impression on me. 

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