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Title
1964 Auto Show
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1964
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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 26, 1963 reads, "Here's a general view at 41st Los Angeles International Auto Show, which is attracting thousands of visitors following gala opening at Pan Pacific Auditorium. In front, Mr. and Mrs. William Boyett are shown with one of new autos on display, a Chrysler Imperial LeBaron."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105883
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
CARL0005257324
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31413
Subject
Los Angeles Auto Show
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Chrysler automobile
Chrysler LeBaron automobile
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Couples--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Interiors--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Wurdeman, Walter C
Becket, Welton
Motor Car Dealers Association of Los Angeles

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