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Pacific Cinerama Theatre, Hollywood, looking southeast
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
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Welton Becket and Associates.; Honnold & Rex.; Kelly-Holiday
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Los Angeles Public Library
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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.; The 1963 18-story International Style Sunset Vine Tower, designed by architect Douglas Honnold of the firm Honnold & Rex, was the first skyscraper built in Los Angeles after the city repealed its 14-story building height limit.
Aerial view of a Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (center left), located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood; view is looking southeast. Cole Pl. is diagonally at bottom right; Cahuenga Blvd. is diagonally, bottom left corner curving to middle right; Ivar Ave. is diagonally, lower left to middle right; Vine St. is diagonally from upper left to upper right; Sunset Blvd. is diagonally, bottom middle to top left corner; De Longpre Ave. is diagonally, lower right to top left; Fountain Ave. is diagonally, upper right. The RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Blvd. is at left and the Sunset Vine Tower is present at top left. Photograph dated June 20, 1965.
1 col. negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KH 345 C-53
Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Vine Tower (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
RCA Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Commercial buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Office buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Parking lots--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Domes--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Aerial views
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Aerial views
De Longpre´ Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cahuenga Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Fountain Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Wilcox Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cole Place (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Vine Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Aerial photographs

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