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Handprints

Jan. 14, 1965: Original published caption:

MAKING AN IMPRESSION: Actress Debbie Reynolds smiles and spreads cement-covered hands after making imprint in forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. The ceremony, a well-known Hollywood ritual, originated in 1927 when actress Norma Talmadge accidently stepped in fresh cement during theater’s construction. Since then 148 film celebrities have been selected for the honor.

Actor Robert Duvall placed his handprints in cement recently during ceremony number 201. Many of the ceremonies involved multiple stars.

The above photo by former Los Angeles Times staff photographer Bruce Cox was published in the Jan. 15, 1965, Los Angeles Times. Also in that edition of The Times, the Golden Globe Award nominations were announced. Debbie Reynolds was nominated for best actress for “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”

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