Wednesday, November 22, 2006
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Y'ALL!
This mural, "The Bride and Groom," is the one you could see from my dad's office at the L.A. Times during the rad '70s. (There is a large parking structure blocking the view now.) The bride and groom are five stories tall. Towering couple. Their hair flows in the hippie style of the day; they are a couple in motion, facing a wind. The man is wearing an unstoppable '70s tux.
This is one of the greatest murals I've ever seen, anywhere, including Europe. It's by Kent Twitchell, and was painted between 1972 and 1976 for the Monarch Bridal Shop on South Broadway.
When I was a child, I asked my father why the entire mural was painted in blue. He said, Because they ran out of the other colors.