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."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
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