The Myrna Loy Statue Project
In 1921, Loy posed for Venice High School sculpture teacher Harry Fielding Winebrenner for the central figure "Inspiration" in his allegorical sculpture group Fountain of Education. The sculpture group was erected in front of the campus in May 1923.
Myrna Loy Stands Proudly
original statue "Inspiration" was unveiled on this site in 1922 where it
became 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 was repaired by William Van Orden twice during the 1980's and has been exhibited in this location until its deterioration required removal in 2000.
The re-creation was completed through the generosity and hard work of Peter Schwab '61, Laura Ferre '76 , and the Venice High Alumni Association, countless VHS Alumni and the Venice community. This beautiful re-creation has been sculpted by Ernest Shelton.
Dedicated and Celebrated April 10, 2010
HELP CARE FOR MYRNA BY DESIGNING YOUR OWN PAVER
DONATE BY CHECK: print this form and mail it along with your check (payable to "VHSAA Myrna Loy") to:
Venice High School Alumni Association - Myrna Loy
2435 Walgrove Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Thank you for your tax deductible donation!
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