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Title supplied by cataloger. 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, 1938 reads, "Los Angeles' annual preview of 1939 automobiles is under way in Pan-Pacific Auditorium. This photo shows part of the huge crowds that over the weekend milled among the $2,000,000 worth of new cars on display there. The new models embody latest principles of streamlining in addition to added features for comfort and safety of passengers. They also are a treat for the eyes."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
00105773 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 3537 CARL0005264041 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31188
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