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Experimental car at Los Angeles Auto Show
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Ballew, Howard
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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, "Spectators at the Auto Show admire Chrysler's 300-X research experimental car. Kathy Wise, narrator, in car, explains the many features of the model, which includes hydro-electric steering grips, dial transmission, TV_rear view screen on dash, TV receiver on sliding track in the rear seats for passengers to view, concealed headlights."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
Los Angeles Auto Show
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Chrysler Corporation
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Chrysler automobile
Experimental automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles, Convertible--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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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