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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 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."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
00105820 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 3537 CARL0005257321 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31374
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