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Title
1958 Auto Show
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1957
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 November 5, 1957 reads, "In the Spring, a young man's fancy may turn to thoughts of love, but in the Fall, there's a different kind of gleam in his eye. It's the sparkle of new model cars! And not only the young are affected. The dazzle is most prominent now at Pan Pacific Auditorium where the 1958 Auto Show is in session. Don't resist. You just gotta go."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105818
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
CARL0005257319
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/33914
Subject
Los Angeles Auto Show
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Flower arrangements
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
Motor Car Dealers Association of Los Angeles

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