History of the Stars:
Have you ever wondered who the faces were behind the stars, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and just how many stars were actually on the walk? As of March 6, 2023 there were 2,752 stars lining the streets of Hollywood Boulevard from La Brea all the way to Gower Streets, which includes Vine Street from Yucca to Sunset.
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The very first person to receive the star was Joanne Woodward, which is located at the corner of the first person to receive the star was Joanne Woodward which you will find about Hollywood are some of the old buildings which is a rich part of Hollywood history. On this tour, you will find the iconic and original building where the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) was located.
Now the planning for the walk of fame started during the 1950s, and on August 15, 1958, the Chamber unveiled eight stars on Hollywood Blvd, at Highland Avenue. It created excitement and demonstrated what the Walk would look like. The first eight honorees included Olive Borden, Ronald Colman, Louise Fazenda, Preston Foster, Burt Lancaster, Edward Sedwick, Ernest Torrence, and Joanne Woodward.
Construction of the Hollywood Walk of Fame began on February 8, 1960, for the long-planned walk. Stanley Kramer received the first star on March 28, 1960, located near the intersection of Hollywood and Gower.
As the work progressed, on November 23, 1960, in conjunction with the Hollywood Christmas Parade E.M. Stuart, as the originator of the idea, was appointed chair of the completion committee and planned the ceremony to mark the completion of the project.
It was until 1994 that the Walk of Fame was extended one lock to the west from Sycamore to La Brea, where 30 stars were added to the block to create an instant attraction. Sophia Loren was honored with the 2,000th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.