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Title
Entertainment at the Los Angeles Auto Show
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1955
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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 January 22, 1953 reads, "Singer Anna Maria Alberghetti and bandleader David Rose pose with the Chrysler New Yorker deluxe convertible, one of the many sleek cars on display in the auto show. Anna Maria and Rose's orchestra appear added attractions in the show. Entertainment is offered twice daily."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105786
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
CARL0005264193
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31201
Subject
Alberghetti, Anna Maria
Rose, David,--1910-1990
Los Angeles Auto Show
Chrysler Corporation
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Chrysler automobile
Automobiles, Convertible--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Singers--Italy
Actresses--Italy
Composers--United States
Conductors (Music)--United States
Signs and signboards--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Interiors--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Wurdeman, Walter C
Becket, Welton
Motor Car Dealers Association of Los Angeles

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