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Glamor and beauty in the Los Angeles International Auto Show
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Photograph also used for an article dated August 30, 1985.
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 March 8, 1952 reads, "The newest styles in automobiles and the latest gadgets for the motor cars of today and tomorrow are on display in the 1952 Los Angeles International Auto Show, which opened at Pan-Pacific Auditorium yesterday. Shirley Buchanan and Janet Brett are shown in foreground in a new jaguar model. Some of many displays are seen in background."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
Los Angeles Auto Show
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Jaguar Cars Ltd
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Jaguar automobile
Automobiles, Convertible--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Models (Persons)--California--Los Angeles
Flower arrangements
Interiors--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
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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