To celebrate the Feb. 9 Blu-ray Disc release of Love Story on the classic romance’s 50th anniversary, stars Ali MacGraw, 81, and Ryan O’Neal, 79, received stars on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif. The first-ever virtual double-star ceremony was held on Friday, Feb. 12. Love Story was released by Paramount Home Entertainment as part of the studio’s “Paramount Presents” line of collectable classics.
Newly restored from a 4K film transfer, the 1970 romance captures the highs and lows of young love in a film based on Erich Segal’s best-selling novel. Love Story was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and became a cultural phenomenon, earning more than $100 million at the domestic box office. In 2002, the AFI placed it at No. 9 on its list of the 100 greatest love stories of all time.
Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw both received Oscar nominations for their starring roles as Harvard students Oliver (O’Neal) and Jenny (MacGraw).