Jane Fisher

Mr. Los Angeles, 1950 and Muscle Power

These nostalgic large-scale paintings by Jane Fisher (Room 331) will grace the outdoor areas of the hotel, paying homage to a bygone era in Venice's history.

The phenomenon of weight lifters and acrobats performing exercises and stunts on the beach in LA started in the 20's and 30's, south of the Santa Monica Pier. The popularity of this site, later named “Muscle Beach,” was due to the depression and the burgeoning film making industry. 

That location gradually fell into disrepair and a new site for bodybuilding was erected in Venice Beach by the city's park and rec. This location evolved into the Muscle Beach in Venice that we know today.