Tony Curtis mural moving to Hollywood

blogtony-001.jpgFor 16 years, Whittier artist George Sportelli has been cleaning and maintaining his mural of actor Tony Curtis on the southbound Hollywood Freeway. But as of today, he tells Chris Nichols at Los Angeles magazine, the mural is moving to a wall outside Liquor to Go-Go at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Bronson Avenue. "The freeway is the stupidest place for a mural,” Sportelli said Friday. “Tomorrow is the last day I’m going down that frickin’ overpass. What a pain in the ass.” Nichols said Tony was the last undisturbed mural "along a stretch of the 101 that once had maybe a dozen or more." After today it will be painted over in Caltrans greige, he writes.

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