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Title
Display on top Pacific's Cinerama Theatre
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Knudsen, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
1979
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
The Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome, located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, was designed to present widescreen Cinerama films and was originally developed by Saul Pick. It was adapted by the noted architectural firm of Welton Becket and Associates and opened on November 2, 1963 with the press premiere of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". Built in only 16 weeks, the domed roof is comprised of 316 pre-cast concrete panels, most of which are hexagonal, and each weighing approximately 3,200 lbs., with a wide screen measuring 32 x 86 feet. The Cinerama Dome, the first and only theater of its kind in the world, has been host to over four decades of premieres and blockbusters; it was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument on December 18, 1998.
Photo shows a very large display of a man wearing goggles with a cigar in his mouth. The display is on top the Pacific's Cinerama Theatre in Hollywood.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00028713
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box
CARL0000035511
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/8023
Subject
Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Night photographs
Welton Becket and Associates
Time Period
1971-1980

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