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Pan Pacific Auditorium

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The Pan-Pacific Auditorium was a landmark structure in the Fairfax District  of Los Angeles, California, which once stood at 7600 West Beverly Boulevard near the site of Gilmore Field, an early Los Angeles baseball venue at Dodger Stadium. It was located within sight of both CBS Television City on the southeast corner of Beverly and Fairfax Avenue and the Farmers Market on the northeast corner of Third Street and Fairfax. For over 35 years it was the premiere location for indoor public events in Los Angeles. The facility was closed in 1972, beginning 17 years of steady neglect and decay. In 1978 the Pan-Pacific Auditorium was included in the National Register of Historic Places but 11 years later the sprawling wooden structure was destroyed in a spectacular fire. The hollywoodphotographs.com website has many Pan Pacific opening ceremony...

Pan Pacific Auditorium Photos

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The doors were thrown open to the Pan Pacific Auditorium (PPA) on May 18, 1935, and the first event held there was a home show aimed at hyping then-President Roosevelt's signing of the Title I legislative act "which authorized government loans" aimed at aiding homeowners with repairs and renovations.  Photos of the opening day can be seen on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site.  Other Hollywood images can be seen on the same web site.

 

Clifford W. Henderson, who along with his brother Phillip constructed the PPA, said in a letter to the LA Times in 1978: "Prior to the construction of the Pan Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles included no convention or public...