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Title
Krandill Mortgage and Investment Company on Wilshire
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
[ca. 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.; Photograph included in the exhibit: "Signs of Life : Los Angeles is the City of Neon."
Krandill Mortgage and Investment Company featuring builders and contractors is located at 6111 Wilshire Boulevard near Fairfax. This Streamline Moderne building features a rounded glass brick entrance and stepped neon sign. A neon clock pole sign announces that it is time to see Fred W. Klein and Associates, Realtors. The rooftop billboard space is for lease, and has interesting Late Moderne features that have been integrated into the building.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098002
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-493 8x10
CARL0005076889
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37314
Subject
Krandill Mortgage and Investment Company (Firm)
Fred W. Klein and Associates (Firm)
Real estate agents--California--Los Angeles
Mortgage brokers--California--Los Angeles
Contractors--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Neon signs--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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