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Title
Currie's Ice Cream on Sunset and Highland
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Herman J. Schultheis was born in Aachen, Germany in 1900, and immigrated to the United States in the mid-1920s after obtaining a Ph.D. in mechanical and electrical engineering. He married Ethel Wisloh in 1936, and the pair moved to Los Angeles the following year. He worked in the film industry from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, most notably on the animated features Fantasia and Pinocchio. His detailed notebook, documenting the special effects for Fantasia, is the subject of a 14-minute short-subject included on the film's DVD. In 1949, he started employment with Librascope as a patent engineer. Schultheis was an avid amateur photographer who traveled the world with his cameras. It was on one of these photographic exhibitions in 1955 that he disappeared in the jungles of Guatemala. His remains were discovered 18 months later. The digitized portion of this collection represents the images Schultheis took of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities after he relocated to the area in 1937.
A car stops on Highland at the intersection of Sunset in front of Currie's Ice Cream shop, which is located at 6775 Sunset Boulevard. A dimensional sign that looks like a soda with two straws seems to illustrate the claim that the store featured "mile high cones." The northeast corner of Sunset and Highland is now a mini mall.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098622
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-062 8x10
CARL0005088670
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37937
Subject
Currie's Ice Cream (Firm)
Ice cream parlors--California--Los Angeles
Soda fountains--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Signs and signboards--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Highland Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Russel, Clarence H

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