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Pacific Cinerama Theatre, Hollywood, looking southwest
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Welton Becket and Associates.; Honnold & Rex.; Kelly-Holiday
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome, located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, was designed to present widescreen Cinerama films and was originally developed by Saul Pick. It was adapted by the noted architectural firm of Welton Becket and Associates and opened on November 2, 1963 with the press premiere of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". Built in only 16 weeks, the domed roof is comprised of 316 pre-cast concrete panels, most of which are hexagonal, and each weighing approximately 3,200 lbs., with a wide screen measuring 32 x 86 feet. The Cinerama Dome, the first and only theater of its kind in the world, has been host to over four decades of premieres and blockbusters; it was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument on December 18, 1998.; The 1963 18-story International Style Sunset Vine Tower, designed by architect Douglas Honnold of the firm Honnold & Rex, was the first skyscraper built in Los Angeles after the city repealed its 14-story building height limit.
Aerial view of a Pacific Drive-In Theater property construction site, and the future home of Pacific Cinerama Theatre, located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood; view is looking southwest. Vine St. is diagonally at bottom left corner; Ivar Ave. is diagonally, lower right to upper left; Cahuenga Blvd. is diagonally middle right to upper left; Wilcox Ave. is middle right to top left corner; Sunset Blvd. is diagonally, bottom left to middle right; De Longpre Ave. is diagonally, middle left to upper right; Fountain Ave. is diagonally farther left. The Sunset Vine Tower is present on the left. Photograph dated July 1963.
1 color negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KH 290 C-4
Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Vine Tower (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Commercial buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Parking lots--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Domes--California--Los Angeles
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Aerial views
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Aerial views
De Longpre´ Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cahuenga Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Fountain Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Wilcox Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Vine Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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