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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes. 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 October 29, 1966 reads, "The 44th Southern California International Auto Show is being held at Pan Pacific Auditorium. Mrs. Walter McCarty and Bela Botos are shown with a Dodge 'Monaco 500' cutaway version. Dodge model features impact absorbing steering column, bucket seats and 325 horsepower motor."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
00105900 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 3537 CARL0005263720 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31724
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