||The Polynesian in Canoga Park, Canoga Park, CA (apartments)
|Sabu The Coconut Boy|
Tiki Central Poet Laureate
Joined: Aug 20, 2002
From: Carson, California
|Posted: 2010-10-06 6:23 pm  Permalink|
Found an old newspaper article from 1961 (appears to be the year the apartments were built).
"Tuttle" was indeed the artist - Milton Tuttle. However, based on the shading you can see in the black-and-white newspaper photo, compared with the current photo I've placed below it, it looks like the mural may have been repainted at some time.
[ This Message was edited by: Sabu The Coconut Boy 2010-10-06 18:27 ]
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2010-10-06 9:47 pm  Permalink|
Aha! So it was painted in the original color scheme of the mask, initially. Too bad that there is nothing left of the "South Pacific decor throughout". But at least they did a good, clean job in painting the mask, they could have just stuccoed it over.