Famous Saint Johners
This is a photograph that I found burred away in my archives while cleaning up some disk space. It is a shot of the Famous Saint Johner’s mural which is located on Canterbury Street on the side of Thandi’s Restaurant. This is the older version of the mural that was recently updated in the summer. They were originally painted by Rothesay High School art students and art teacher Brian Perkins.
Include in the older mural is Louis B. Mayer, Alden Nowlan, Donald Sutherland, Walter Pidgeon, and Stompin’ Tom Connors.
Louis B. Mayer
Louis was an American film producer. He is generally cited as the creator of the “star system” within MGM. He was one of the founders of AMPAS famous for its “Oscars” Academy Award.
Alden Albert Nowlan was a critically acclaimed Canadian poet, novelist, and playwright.
Donald is a Canadian actor whose film career spans nearly 50 years. Some of Sutherland’s more notable movie roles have included offbeat soldiers in popular war movies such as The Dirty Dozen, The Eagle Has Landed, MASH and Kelly’s Heroes. He has played a diverse range of characters in other noted films such as Fellini’s Casanova, Klute, Don’t Look Now, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, JFK, Ordinary People, Pride & Prejudice, and The Hunger Games. He is the father of actor Kiefer Sutherland.
Walter was an American actor of Canadian birth who starred in many films, including Mrs. Miniver, The Bad and the Beautiful, Forbidden Planet, Advise & Consent, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Funny Girl and Harry in Your Pocket.
Stompin’ Tom Connors
Stompin’ Tom was one of Canada’s most prolific and well-known country and folk singer-songwriters. Focusing his career exclusively on his native Canada, Connors is credited with writing more than 300 songs and has released four dozen albums, with total sales of nearly 4 million copies.
You can view more photos of Saint John in my photographs of Saint John Gallery here.