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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes. This show took place at the Pan Pacific Auditorium.; 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 March 6, 1954 reads, "H.E. Crawford, general sales manager of Pontiac (in back seat), and Robert Critchfield, vice president of General Motors, show the Pontiac Strato Streak to a pretty visitor. A special feature of this car is the fact that the front seats swivel, allowing easier entry and exit. Both front and back doors open away from the center of car."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00105784 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 3537 CARL0005264191 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31203
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