Myrna Loy Statue


Venice High School
13000 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90066
Website: Myrna Loy Statue

The original statue was unveiled in 1922 as the symbol of Venice High School and the Venice community. Sculptor Harry Weinbrenner, Art Department Chairman, used a shy young student, Myrna Williams, as his model. With the start of her motion picture career, this shy student later became known as Myrna Loy.

The statue can be seen in the opening scenes of the 1978 film Grease.

About the Myrna Loy Statue : Venice High School
13000 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles CA

Venice High School is a public high school located in western Los Angeles, California within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The school contains a Foreign Language and International Studies Magnet, Bilingual Business and Finance Academy(BBFA) and a New Media Academy. The school is known for offering a large number of Advanced Placement classes.

A famous statue modeled by movie legend Myrna Loy when she was a student stood for 70 years at the front of the school. Due to vandalism a cage had to be erected, but ultimately the statue had to be taken down somewhere around 1997/1998. A bronze-cast replacement statue was mounted before 2000 onlookers in an April 2010 ceremony.

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Myrna Loy Statue: Venice High School 13000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066