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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 March 3, 1956 reads, "The marvels of America's automotive age thrilled thousands of socialites, civic leaders and car dealers at brilliant preview of General Motors Motorama at the Pan-Pacific auditorium last night. The auto show is a super-beautiful display of everything that is wondrous in cars. Above, throng views two of 'cars of tomorrow.'"
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
00105816 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 3537 CARL0005257317 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31345
General Motors Motorama General Motors Corporation Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.) Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Spectators--California--Los Angeles Crowds--California--Los Angeles Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles) Interiors--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles) Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles) Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Wurdeman, Walter C Becket, Welton