Superheroes Return to Panhandle


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Superman, Wolverine, Spider-Man and the Hulk can return to menace tourists on the crowded Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.  A judge blocked the Keane Act which had outlawed the performers.

Judge Dean Peterson wrote:

It may not seem like a traditional form of free speech, but their right to perform is protected under that provision of the U.S. Constitution.

The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce wasn’t happy with the ruling.  It’s President Leron Gubler said the Hollywood Blvd. characters are a menace to tourists, sometimes refusing to allow visitors to pass by the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre without a toll in the form of a photograph and gratuity.

The people who make a living this way was covered in a documentary, Confessions of a Superhero.  You can check out the trailer to that below.