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Title
X-ray car on display in L.A. International Auto Show
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1952
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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 March 8, 1952 reads, "Among the outstanding attractions in the Los Angeles International Auto Show which opened yesterday os the X-ray car. The car lit up internally to let spectators through its transparent sides and then went black when lights dimmed. Pretty janet Brett is shown with the novel car."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105778
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
CARL0005264185
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31192
Subject
Los Angeles Auto Show
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hillman Motor Car Co
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Minx automobile
Hillman automobile
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Models (Persons)--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
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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