People, Aug. 15, 1977

The Mutt and Jeff of Star Wars, lanky Robot See Threepio and his squat sidekick Artoo-Deetoo have finally received a proper reward for their heroic exploits. Joining the likes of Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable, the partners immortalized their robotprints in adjoining cement blocks at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood (which used to be called Grauman's). Later the villainous Lord Darth Vader also sank his black-shod feet into the wet cement. As a crowd of 3,000 looked on, See Threepio delivered a booming thank you speech while little Artoo-Deetoo...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!