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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes. 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 October 29, 1966 reads, "Joann McGarty and Franklin Layne III hop aboard a Ford Mustang convertible and get ready to go for a ride. The Mustang features tilt-away steering wheel, power steering, bucket seats and a 200-horsepower engine. Among the many models are a number of experimental cars."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
00105901 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 3537 CARL0005263721 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31730
Los Angeles Auto Show Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.) Ford Motor Company Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles Mustang automobile Ford automobile Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Automobiles, Convertible--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles) Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles) Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) Group portraits Portrait photographs Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Wurdeman, Walter C Becket, Welton Motor Car Dealers Association of Los Angeles