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Pacific Cinerama Theatre, Hollywood, looking southwest
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Welton Becket and Associates.; Honnold & Rex.; Kelly-Holiday
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome, located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, was designed to present widescreen Cinerama films and was originally developed by Saul Pick. It was adapted by the noted architectural firm of Welton Becket and Associates and opened on November 2, 1963 with the press premiere of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". Built in only 16 weeks, the domed roof is comprised of 316 pre-cast concrete panels, most of which are hexagonal, and each weighing approximately 3,200 lbs., with a wide screen measuring 32 x 86 feet. The Cinerama Dome, the first and only theater of its kind in the world, has been host to over four decades of premieres and blockbusters; it was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument on December 18, 1998.; The 1963 18-story International Style Sunset Vine Tower, designed by architect Douglas Honnold of the firm Honnold & Rex, was the first skyscraper built in Los Angeles after the city repealed its 14-story building height limit.
Aerial view of a Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (center), located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood; view is looking southwest. Vine St. is diagonally at lower left; Ivar Ave. is diagonally, middle right to upper left; Cahuenga Blvd. is diagonally middle right curving to upper left; Wilcox Ave. is upper right to top left corner; Sunset Blvd. is diagonally, bottom left to upper right; De Longpre Ave. is diagonally, middle left to upper right; Fountain Ave. is diagonally upper left to top right corner. The RCA Building (later home to the Los Angeles Film School) is at right and the Sunset Vine Tower is present at bottom left. Photograph dated June 20, 1965.
1 color negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KH 345 C-54
Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Vine Tower (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
RCA Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Commercial buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Office buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Parking lots--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Domes--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Aerial views
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
De Longpre´ Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cahuenga Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Fountain Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Wilcox Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Vine Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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