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July 22, 1947: TV, Jet Engine, Tucker Car on Display at World Inventors Expo

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. First-prize winner at the inventors exposition was Stanley Hiller Jr., who developed a helicopter in which two blades on a single shaft rotated in opposite directions, … Continue reading

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1947 World Inventors Exposition at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium

An EBay vendor has listed a program from the 1947 World Inventors Exposition. According to ads in The Times, this is where the Tucker automobile had its “premiere public showing.”   Bidding on the program starts at $19.95. I wrote a … Continue reading

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Pan-Pacific Auditorium — Hollywood Magic

I was watching “Johnny Eager” the other night and spotted this. Did they actually use the Pan-Pacific Auditorium?

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Men 45-64 Register With Draft Boards

April 26, 1942: Men between the ages of 45 and 64 form a line a block long outside the draft board at 329 W. 2nd St. to comply with a new registration order. The men would be called upon to … Continue reading

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Elvis update

Oct. 29, 1957 Los Angeles You may remember my post on Elvis Presley’s concerts at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium, based on contemporary reviews by those two keen observers of popular culture: Wally George and Hedda Hopper. I’m sorry to say I … Continue reading

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1957 auto show


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1958 auto show


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