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Coliseum porn star congratulated by Snoop Dogg, mom after story

May 30, 2012 | 12:39 pm

Mr-marcusOne of the stars of a pornographic movie shot partly at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum said he received a congratulatory call from rapper Snoop Dogg, who saw a story about the experience in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times. 

The performer, who goes by the name Mr. Marcus, said Snoop Dogg telephoned him after seeing The Times' report that the Coliseum -- a national historic landmark built as a World War I memorial and home to two Summer Olympic Games -- was used as a location for "The Gangbang Girl #32" in 2001. It's unclear how the filmmaker obtained access to the taxpayer-owned stadium. 

"He was excited," Marcus told The Times. "He wants a copy of the movie. I told him I tried to get it for him in exchange for some tickets to the Powerhouse concert." 

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Marcus, an L.A. native, said he had been inundated with calls, texts and emails all morning. 

"It's great," he said. "I just told my Mom, and she was all excited. She said, 'That’s my boy.' "

Meanwhile, a telephone number listed for Anabolic Video, which produced the film, answered to a busy signal throughout the morning.

The filming at the stadium was done at night, with the Coliseum's towering lights blazing and its rows of distinctive red and white seats framing many of the scenes. The video also shows the stadium's signature tunnel, which the Trojan team charges through at the start of games, as well as a sliver of the iconic peristyle, the arched entrance to the Coliseum.

"I was just in awe that we were at the Coliseum," Marcus told The Times in an earlier interview. "I've made movies for about 20 years and I've done a lot of things, but that one really stands out.... I mean, who gets to have sex on the Coliseum floor?"

Marcus said the football-themed footage was shot on a single night and included some non-explicit scenes filmed in a Coliseum locker room that did not make the final cut. The Coliseum is not identified by name in the video, which was released in 2002. About half of the 90-minute movie was filmed elsewhere.

The Coliseum is jointly run by the city, county and state, which owns the land.

Gaining access to the locked stadium and firing up the field lights typically requires the approval of a high-ranking manager, according to people familiar with Coliseum operations, who requested anonymity because they are not allowed to speak publicly on the matter.

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Photos: Mr. Marcus, top. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times; the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 2000. Credit: George Wilhelm / Los Angeles Times

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