The groundbreaking ceremony is held for Hollywood’s Walk of Fame with the first star on the walkway going to Joanne Woodward, Academy Award winner for “Three Faces of Eve” in 1957, the movie where she met her husband, Paul Newman. Technically, Woodward was not the “first” as the Walk was a continuous work in progress. Her name was simply drawn from a group of eight as the first name to be put in place.
Construction continued on the Walk for the next 16 months and concluded with over 1500 stars on the Walk that stretches for fifteen cityblocks. The Walk became an official landmark in 1978 and today has over ten million visitors a year.