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Title
General Motors Motorama
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1961
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.
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 January 29, 1961 reads, "General Motors 'gems' sparkle amidst some of the crowd of 8000 attending last night's invitational premiere of the 1961 GM Motorama at Pan Pacific Auditorium. Sixty-three cars and 31 trucks are now on display to the public through Feb. 5. Admission is free."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105820
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
CARL0005257321
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31374
Subject
General Motors Corporation
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
General Motors Motorama
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
General Motors automobiles
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

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