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Title
1939 Los Angeles Auto Show
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1939
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; The lower right corner of the print is missing.; 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 16, 1939 reads, "A dazzling array of vehicular pulchritude fills the Pan-Pacific Auditorium this week where the annual automobile show is in full swing. Shown above is the floor of the auditorium with the latest models in autos on exhibit. This season's cars are emphasizing beauty, safety and comfort, and they're speedy, too."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105775
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
CARL0005264183
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31190
Subject
Los Angeles Auto Show
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Flower arrangements
Interiors--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Signs and signboards--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Wurdeman, Walter C
Becket, Welton
Motor Car Dealers Association of Los Angeles

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