Dailies | Peter O'Toole Smiles on the Sony Lot in ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ Banner (Updated)

Peter O'Toole Smiles on the Sony Lot in 'Lawrence of Arabia' Banner (Updated)

Columbia Pictures released the epic in 1962

Peter O'Toole is smiling over the Sony lot.

A giant, vintage-style banner for “Lawrence of Arabia,” which was a Columbia Pictures release in 1962, looks out over the studio's Culver City facility, a tasteful and subtle nod to the legendary actor who died over the weekend at age 81.

Note the reflection in the window: That's Culver City's 94-foot-tall rainbow art installation, a giant homage to MGM's production of “The Wizard of Oz” that Sony is hosting on its lot since October 2012.

(Photo courtesy of Adrian Askarieh)

Note: An earlier version of this post suggested that Sony put the banner up after O'Toole's death as a tribute; the studio says it's been there for some time.