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Becket, Welton

Overview
Works: 144 works in 154 publications in 2 languages and 166 library holdings
Genres: History  Photographs  Archives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: KF292.C354,
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Los Angeles Mall construction by L. Mildred Harris( Visual )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking east from the tower of City Hall on January 24, 1974. Seen, from left to right, the Los Angeles Mall, under construction, the Federal Building and the 101/Santa Ana Freeway
Los Angeles Mall excavation by L. Mildred Harris( Visual )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking northeast from the City Hall tower on December 3, 1970. Seen are a glimpse of the US Court House and Post Office, La Plaza, the United States Post Office Terminal Annex, Union Station, the 101/Santa Ana Freeway and the future site of the Los Angeles Mall
Los Angeles Mall construction by L. Mildred Harris( Visual )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking northeast from the tower of City Hall towards the Los Angeles Mall, under construction, on August 15, 1973. Glimpses of the Federal Building and the Santa Ana Freeway/US 101 are visible
Specifications for Law School building, University of California, Los Angeles campus : project no. 88440 by Architects Risley and Gould( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bunker Hill Avenue residences( Visual )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Looking north towards the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (right of center) from S. Bunker Hill Avenue. The Queen Anne Revival style home at 251 (left) was once owned by Orville Cooper
Dazzling cars and dazzling gowns at Auto Show( Visual )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph caption dated October 25, 1963 reads, "Wilfred Lane (left) and Mrs. Brian Keith (Judith "Judy" Landon) in Don Loper gown, frame Mercedes Benz at premiere."
General Motors Motorama( Visual )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph caption dated March 3, 1956 reads, "Some women guests of the preview rest for a while on 'stage' of the cutaway Chevrolet hardtop. Each of car's intricate parts--from radiator to trunk--can be seen in this popular display."
1953 Los Angeles International Auto Show( Visual )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph caption dated January 31, 1953 reads, "Pan-Pacific Auditorium sparkles with new cars as Thirtieth International Los Angeles Auto Show opens. Here's part of crowd at opening last night; there are 135 American-made autos on display, and 14 products of English and European builders."
Palacio de los deportes. Los Angeles by Welton Becket( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

General Motors Motorama( Visual )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph caption dated January 29, 1961 reads, "General Motors 'gems' sparkle amidst some of the crowd of 8000 attending last night's invitational premiere of the 1961 GM Motorama at Pan Pacific Auditorium. Sixty-three cars and 31 trucks are now on display to the public through Feb. 5. Admission is free."
Disney's Contemporary Resort( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

1958 Auto Show( Visual )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph caption dated November 5, 1957 reads, "In the Spring, a young man's fancy may turn to thoughts of love, but in the Fall, there's a different kind of gleam in his eye. It's the sparkle of new model cars! And not only the young are affected. The dazzle is most prominent now at Pan Pacific Auditorium where the 1958 Auto Show is in session. Don't resist. You just gotta go."
General Motors Motorama by Howard Ballew( Visual )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph caption dated March 3, 1956 reads, "The marvels of America's automotive age thrilled thousands of socialites, civic leaders and car dealers at brilliant preview of General Motors Motorama at the Pan-Pacific auditorium last night. The auto show is a super-beautiful display of everything that is wondrous in cars. Above, throng views two of 'cars of tomorrow.'"
Fortunes in diamonds add even more sparkle to the spectacular display( Visual )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph caption dated March 3, 1956 reads, "Model Melissa Weston (left) admires diamond-bedecked mannequin; Peter Starr takes a look, too, but soon returns his attention to the dazzling Buick convertible."
P.J. Walker Construction Company Photographs by P.J. Walker Company( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection contains photographic prints, film negatives, photo albums, company records, ephemera, and promotional material depicting construction jobs of the P.J. Walker Company, chiefly commercial buildings in the Los Angeles region from the early 1920s to the 1960s. Building types include office buildings, department stores, public utilities, industrial plants, university buildings, banks, hotels, and residences. Many of the construction projects are documented as 8 x 10 in. black-and-white progress photographs by local commercial photographers, and show the building process from the ground up over a period of months or years,. Several important architects are represented in the collection including Morgan, Walls & Clements, John and Donald Parkinson, Edward Durrell Stone, Walker & Eisen, George Kelham, and Gordon Kaufmann, to name a few. Identified photographers represented in the collection include: the "Dick" Whittington Studio; Dwyer Studios, L.A.; Green & Tillisch; and Mushet Photography. While the bulk of the collection consists of construction site photographs, there are also manuscripts and ephemera, which chiefly consist of cost reports, business correspondence, and miscellaneous ephemera and magazines and newspaper clippings related to the opening of the building. There is a small group of additional company records including job indexes, promotional booklets, and some photographs, film negatives, photo albums, company records, ephemera, and promotional material documenting construction jobs of the P.J. Walker Company, chiefly of commercial buildings in the Los Angeles region from the early 1920s to the 1960s
Dignitaries at preview of General Motors Motorama( Visual )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph caption dated March 3, 1956 reads, "Nina Anderton and John Keyes in front seat of flashy Oldsmobile convertible; Oldsmobile Gen. Sales Mgr., and H.L. Waite, L.A. Zone Mgr., in rear."
1964 Auto Show( Visual )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph caption dated October 26, 1963 reads, "All set for a Sunday ride in a beautiful 1964 Lincoln Continental convertible are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sawyer, and Mrs. William L. Thomas Jr. Among features in the auto show are engineering displays showing cutaways of engines and a unitized body, and disc brakes in operation."
General Motors Motorama by Howard Ballew( Visual )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph caption dated March 3, 1956 reads, "Ernest A. Jones, GM advertising executive, takes Robert M. Critchfield, general manager of Pontiac Division and Mrs. Critchfield on a make-believe tour of the show in a sleek new Pontiac Star Chief convertible."
Auto Show opens by Bob Lindsay( Visual )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph caption dated November 14, 1958 reads, "If you're in the market for a new car and can't quite make up your mind about which one, there's only one place for you to go today or any day or evening through the 23rd of November. That's to the Pan-Pacific Auditorium, site of the 36th annual International Auto Show, a sparkling array of new American-made 1959 cars and foreign cars, too. So, crank up the old bus and go ogle."
Pan Pacific Auditorium, exterior view by Herman Schultheis( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Patrons departing from the main entrance of the Pan-Pacific Auditorium following an evening performance. The building's green and white western-facing 228 foot long facade shown here features 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
 
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Alternative Names
Becket, Welton 1902-1969

Welton Becket Amerikaans architect

Welton David Becket

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