Exposition Park

Coliseum

The Los Angeles Coliseum was built for the 1932 Olympic games. In addition, it hosted the acceptance of the 1960 Democratic nomination by John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, the 1984 Olympics, and the 1987 public mass by John Paul II. Its main entrance archway incorporates a mural, painted in 1969 by Heinz Rosien and his son, Igor Rosien.

Photo of the mural by Heinz Rosien and Igor Rosien was taken by Dean Gordon, who investigated the provenance of the mural in 2017. At the time he was a high school student. Based on his research, Dean Gordon wrote an article "Mystery at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum," published in Alhambra Source, November 2, 2017. Original URL for the article: https://www.alhambrasource.org/story/mystery-at-the-los-angeles-memorial-coliseum


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