Anthony Quinn and the Victor Clothing Company

Large mural advertising the Victor Clothing Company and featuring actor Anthony Quinn

Photo: James Atkinson

This huge advertising mural in Los Angeles was painted to coincide with with the Olympics in 1984. Named “The Pope of Broadway”,¬†the mural features a local hero, the actor Anthony Quinn, and was painted by the artist Eloy Torrez. It¬†advertises the Victor Clothing Company which moved to these premises in 1923 after being founded in 1920.

The management of the business had a passion for art and this was one of a number of pieces commissioned to decorate their building and advertise their business. The edge of another can be seen to the left of the image above, and a fuller picture is available on Flickr.

Thank you to James Atkinson (perrin124) for letting me share this immense piece of advertising and community art.