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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 December 2, 1955 reads, "Automotive creations of 18 American and 14 European manufacturers went on glittering display. Here is a panoramic scene of the Auto Show. The widest variety of cars ever exhibited at the Pan, this year's event includes some of the fastest European sports cars and the most lavish American luxury autos. The latest models are longer, lower, brighter, faster...and safer!"
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
00105805 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 3537 CARL0005252979 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/33921
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