thomas downey high school

from george lucas posted in movies


thomas downey high school
1000 coffee rd.
modesto, california 95355

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George Lucas attended high school at Thomas Downey High.

In his film American Graffiti, the high school is referred to as Dewey High. However, the actual high school scenes were shot at Petaluma High School in Petaluma, CA.

While attending high school, George was not a stellar student. Instead, he hoped to become a race car driver. His attitude shifted after being involved in a serious crash, and he decided to attend school at Modesto Junior College.

George Lucas and J.J. Abrams, photo: Joi Ito