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Title
Oldsmobile Starfire with T-350 engine
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1955
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105810
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
CARL0005257311
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31363
Subject
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

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