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Title
1953 Los Angeles International Auto Show
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1953
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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 January 31, 1953 reads, "Pan-Pacific Auditorium sparkles with new cars as Thirtieth International Los Angeles Auto Show opens. Here's part of crowd at opening last night; there are 135 American-made autos on display, and 14 products of English and European builders."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105781
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
CARL0005264188
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31195
Subject
Los Angeles Auto Show
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
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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