On This Day…..

Hollywood Walk of Fame…..

February 8, 1960…..

Official groundbreaking ceremonies are held for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Previously, in August of 1958, eight stars were chosen at random from the initial list of 1,558 to be temporarily installed on the northwest corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue to demonstrate how the stars would look. Joanne Woodward was one of these eight and is often credited as the first star installed. However, there was no official first, but she was the first to pose for photographers with her star. The first permanent star was that of director Stanley Kramer, installed the next month.