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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."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
00105775 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 3537 CARL0005264183 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31190
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