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Title
Checking out the new Ford
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.
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 December 2, 1955 reads, "Spectators view the latest Ford model. Latter futuristic sports cars are powered by 275-horse-power engines. Once you are in the Pan, you'll be awed by the beauty of the automotive creations. Besides that, there's a royal court of beauties, 20 strong, to charm your eyes. Judges from the Los Angeles Press Photographers Association will select on of the girls for empress."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105809
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3537
CARL0005257310
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31275
Subject
Los Angeles Auto Show
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Press Photographers Association
Automobile shows--California--Los Angeles
Ford automobile
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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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