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The Pope of Broadway

Mar 20, 2014

The late actor Anthony Quinn does his thing on the wall of Victor Clothing Company.

His thing, of course, was, and is here, and always will be that thing that Zorba did. But artist Eloy Torrez, who painted this mural in 1984, titled the work "The Pope of Broadway" because . . .  because . . .

Well, Quinn did once play an exiled Russian bishop who became pope, in Shoes of the Fisherman. And the mural is located at 220 S. Broadway in Los Angeles. But really.

art   streetscape   California   mural   Los Angeles   Anthony Quinn   1984   Hollywood   Zorba the Greek   (Art by Eloy Torrez)