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Pacific Cinerama Theatre, Hollywood, looking east
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
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Honnold & Rex.; Welton Becket and Associates.; Kelly-Holiday
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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by architect Douglas Honnold of the firm Honnold & Rex, was the first skyscraper built in Los Angeles after the city repealed its 14-story building height limit.; John C. Austin designed the 1938 Art Deco style NBC radio facilities located at Sunset and Vine in Hollywood. It was replaced with a Home Savings & Loan bank in 1967.
Aerial view of a Pacific Drive-In Theater property construction site, and the future home of Pacific Cinerama Theatre, located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood; view is looking east. Cahuenga Blvd. is at bottom, curving at right corner; Ivar Ave. is horizontally at forefront; Vine St. is horizontally at middle; Gower Ave. is horizontally farther up; Sunset Blvd. is vertically at left; De Longpre Ave. is vertically at right; Homewood Ave. is vertically at middle right. The RCA Building (later home of the Los Angeles Film School), the NBC Radio City studios and the Palladium are on the left and the Sunset Vine Tower is present at center left. Photograph dated July 1963.
1 col. negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KH 290 C-7
Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Vine Tower (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
RCA Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood Palladium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
West Coast Radio City (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Commercial buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Building construction--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Office buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Nightclubs--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Parking lots--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Express highways--California, Southern
Domes--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--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.)
De Longpre´ Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ivar Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Vine Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
United States Highway 101
Aerial photographs
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963

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