Mural of Anthony Quinn to get makeover

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."


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