Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes. This show took place at the Pan Pacific Auditorium.; Pan Pacific Auditorium was located at 7600 Beverly Boulevard in the Fairfax district. Its green and white western-facing 228 foot long facade featured four stylized towers and flagpoles meant to represent upswept aircraft fins above the entrance. Designed by architects Wurdemann & Becket, it was one of America's finest examples of Streamline Moderne architecture. From 1935 to 1972, when it was closed after the Los Angeles Convention Center opened, it held numerous sporting events, rallies, circuses, and car shows. After years of neglect and failed attempts at restoration, the structure was destroyed by fire in 1989. Pan Pacific Park is now located at this site. Photograph caption dated December 2, 1955 reads, "Riding 'sidesaddle' on a 1956 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible is model Riki Baker. Oldsmobile boasts two new features this year--the 'Rocket' T-350 engine, and a second fluid coupling in drive train of the Jetaway Hydramatic transmission."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
00105810 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 3537 CARL0005257311 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31363
Los Angeles Auto Show Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.) Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles Oldsmobile automobile Automobiles, Convertible--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Models (Persons)--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--Transmission devices, Automatic Automobiles--Power trains Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles) Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles) Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Wurdeman, Walter C Becket, Welton Motor Car Dealers Association of Los Angeles