- Title: Marvel Comics co-founder Stan Lee immortalized in cement in Hollywood
- Date: 19th July 2017
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JULY 18, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF LEE HAVING HIS FEET IMPRINTED IN CEMENT OUTSIDE THE TCL CHINESE THEATER CAMERAS LEE STEPPING OF CEMENT BLOCK AFTER HAND AND FEET CEREMONY MAN CLEANING HAND AND FOOT PRINTS VIEW OF STAN LEE'S HANDS AND FOOT PRINTS
- Embargoed: 2nd August 2017 01:12
- Keywords: Stan Lee Marvel Comics TCL Chinese Theatre Hollywood Los Angeles
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Celebrities,Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA0036Q8X1ZH
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- Story Text:Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee was immortalized in cement on Tuesday (July 18) as the 94 year-old was honored with a hand and foot ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.
Lee, who created or co-created some of Marvel Comics' most well-known characters, including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man, The Avengers and Dr. Strange, paid tribute to his wife of 69 years, Joan, who died on July 6.
"I can't tell you what this means to me. I'm thrilled, I'm overwhelmed and if I'm half as good as everybody said I am, I'm far too good to be wasting time with ordinary people, but I seem to be spending my life with ordinary people who are the best people in the world. I seem to be the luckiest man in the world because I've had friends and to have the right friends is everything, people you can depend on, people who tell you the truth if you ask for something, I've been lucky in that area. I've been lucky to have a wonderful wife," Lee told fans during the ceremony which was the first hand and feet ceremony sponsored by fans, according to the TCL Chinese Theatre.
Shortly after the ceremony, Lee said seeing his comic book creations on the big screen was "thrilling."
"It's really a hard feeling to describe. It is so thrilling to take something that you've written years ago and suddenly you realize that they're making a big budget movie out of it, with fantastic special effects. You go to see it and you say when I did it it was just pen and ink drawings on a page and now it's one of the most exciting movies I've ever seen," he said.
The hand and feet ceremony came a day after Lee was declared a 'Disney Legend' by the official Disney fan club.
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