We recently told you about the crumbling mural at 9th and Wharton and the plans to raise money and find a new location for it.
In an effort to raise the $80,000 needed for the project, both Frankie Avalon and Jerry Blavat, who are both pictured on the mural, have donated $5,000 each to help fund the relocation.
According to The Inquirer, the Mural Arts Program has identified two potential locations for the mural on South Broad Street at either Tasker or Wolf Streets. They should come to a decision on a location in the next two weeks.
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An artist has been chosen: David McShane, a portrait specialist who has painted notable murals, including one of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson (near Broad and Somerset Street), and a collage of famous Franks, including Sinatra and Zappa (at Dirty Frank’s, 13th and Pine Streets).
And while designs have not yet been drawn up, a decision has been made to add two more faces to the wall: South Philly-born rocker Charlie Gracie, and 1950s and ’60s actor-heartthrob James Darren.