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Chevrolet Truck and Special Equipment Show
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Foster and Kleiser Company
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The auditoriums's green and white 228-foot long front facade features 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, numerous sporting events, rallies, circuses, and car shows were held here; the auditorium was closed after the Los Angeles Convention Center opened. After years of neglect and failed attempts at restoration, the structure was destroyed by fire in 1989. Pan Pacific Park now occupies this site.
The Pan Pacific Auditorium where the Chevrolet Truck and Special Equipment Show is being held, as indicated by the Foster and Kleiser billboard (left). Photograph dated October 22, 1948.
1 negative :safety ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Blackstock Negative Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Billboards--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Chevrolet automobile
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Blackstock Collection photographs
Wurdeman, Walter C
Becket, Welton

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