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Auto Show opens
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Lindsay, Bob
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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 14, 1958 reads, "If you're in the market for a new car and can't quite make up your mind about which one, there's only one place for you to go today or any day or evening through the 23rd of November. That's to the Pan-Pacific Auditorium, site of the 36th annual International Auto Show, a sparkling array of new American-made 1959 cars and foreign cars, too. So, crank up the old bus and go ogle."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
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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