Oct 29, 2014 8:22 PM by Debbie Cobb
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A mural of late actor Anthony Quinn that's towered over downtown Los Angeles for nearly three decades is getting a makeover.
On Wednesday, actor Edward James Olmos and others announced a plan to restore the 70-foot-tall portrait.
The mural is on the side of the Victor Clothing Building, located on Broadway. It shows Quinn in a scene from "Zorba the Greek," with his arms outstretched.
The mural is titled "The Pope of Broadway."
Time has left the painting cracked, faded and peeling. Developer Greenland USA donated $150,000 to spruce it up.
Quinn, a Mexican-American actor who was raised in East Los Angeles, won two Academy Awards. He had noted roles in such movies as "Viva Zapata!" and "Lawrence of Arabia."