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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. S. B. Robertson, Director of Engineering for the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company, designed the 1928 Pacific Goodrich Rubber Company facility located at 5400 East 9th Street (AKA Mines, Olympic) in what is now Commerce. The 45-acre plant, which featured a 20-foot setback with park like lawns and a 1,200-foot facade, acted as the west coast manufacturing and distribution center for the Ohio based tire company, until it closed in 1975. The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) subsequently redeveloped the area. This view of the circular tower of the Pacific Goodrich Rubber Company main entrance on the corner of Goodrich Boulevard and 9th Street, captures the relationship of the corner building to the long arched facade.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00099143 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-008-516 8x10 CARL0005097824 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/39121
B.F. Goodrich Company Rubber industry and trade--California--Commerce Tire industry--California--Commerce Industrial facilities--California--Commerce Factories--California--Commerce Architecture--California--Commerce--Spanish influences Towers--California--Commerce Lost architecture--California--Commerce Commerce (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Robertson, S. B