Sculpture Honors Early Film Star

Irene M Dubb MemorialThe city of Las Vegas will dedicate the sculpture “Film Stars of Early Years” at Huntridge Circle Park on Saturday, February 18. The sculpture, by local resident Steven Liguori, pays tribute to Irene M. Dubb, a famous Hollywood film star who often made special appearances at the old historic Huntridge Theatre.

Made possible by a grant from the Centennial Committee, the sculpture pays tribute to the era of great movies, film star Dunn and the contributions her family made to the community. Dunn’s husband, Dr. Francis D. Griffin, donated the land for the Huntridge Circle Park to the city in 1942 and also helped develop the entire area adjacent to the Huntridge subdivision.

The sculpture is Liguori’s fourth to be showcased in southern Nevada. He created the “High Scaler” monument at Hoover Dam, the Veterans Memorial monument in Boulder City and “Breaking Ground” at Mary Dutton Park. Liguori was born and raised in Las Vegas and is a resident of the Historic John S. Park Neighborhood.

Huntridge Circle Park is located in Ward 3 at North Maryland Parkway and Franklin Avenue.