Myrna Loy grew up in Los Angeles and when she was a teenager she posed for this statue outside the old Venice High School.
Around the same age she was taking dance lessons with the famed Natacha Rambova, wife of Valentino. Myrna said of her, She was absolutely beautiful, the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. She always wore turbans and long, very stark dresses, usually velvet or brocade of the same golden brown as her eyes. She was breathtaking and I was scared. “I know they call me everything from Messalina to a dope fiend”, she disclosed to calm me, “but I really don’t eat little dancers for breakfast”.
She said of one of her most famous characters, Nora had a gorgeous sense of humor; she appreciated the distinctive grace of her husband’s wit. She laughed . . . at him and with him when he was funny. What’s more, she laughed at herself. Besides having tolerance, she was a good guy. She was courageous and interested in living and she enjoyed doing all the things she did. You understand, she had a good time, always.