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LA "Pope of Broadway" mural (#0637)

LA "Pope of Broadway" mural (#0637)
Restored “Pope of Broadway” mural of Anthony Quinn. The mural, originally painted in 1985, commemorated Anthony Quinn’s status as a Latino artist who made it in Hollywood and illustrated the possibilities for future Latinos. The restoration of the mural was part of a project to revitalize the Broadway corridor in downtown LA. ( www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-anthony-quinn-pope-of-broadway-mural-eloy-torrez-20141028-story.html )

Since Quinn is famous for playing a Greek (particularly in Zorba the Greek), and since I had not known he was Hispanic, I checked his biography on IMDB (link below). Per that, he did play ‘ethnic minorities’ in a number of movies, but very often that was either as a Greek or Arab, only sometimes as a Hispanic. Interestingly, he is acclaimed for his stage performances as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire.
IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0000063/bio?ref_=nm_ql_1


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