Dolores Restored (30 images)
Sixteen years of sunshine had bleached out most of the color. Two years ago the taggers started covering it with gang scrawls and whatnot. It was gone. But now it's back – Alfredo de Batuc's 1990 mural "A Tribute to Dolores del Rio" – 6529 Hollywood Boulevard at Hudson Avenue – completely restored and as vivid as it was meant to be. Dolores del Rio (1906-1983) was a major Hollywood star long ago – one of the mysterious "exotic" ones – so this...