07/17/2013 07:22 pm ET Updated Sep 16, 2013

Behind The Masks Of Hollywood Boulevard's Famous Characters - Los Angeles - News - The Informer

LA Weekly/Anya Cohen

There are lots of characters in Los Angeles, but not many of them struggle into hot costumes, hover near the Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in 90-degree heat and charge tourists to take their pictures. You see them hamming it up as you gamely review the Walk of Fame with your latest out-of-town guests, or lay on your horn in the rush-hour traffic.