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Title
KFWB reporter at the Warner Brothers Hollywood Theater
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. 1938]
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.
Architect G. Albert Lansburgh designed the Renaissance Revival style Warner Brothers Hollywood Theatre, which opened in 1928. The office space on the upper floors of the building became KFWB radio studios, which used the two radio masts on top of the theater. The building has also been known as the Warner Cinerama Theatre and the Pacific Hollywood Theatre. In 1992 the building was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #572.
A crowd gathers around a KFWB reporter in front of the Warner Brothers Hollywood Theater. A large neon sign for the movie Hollywood Hotel based on the popular radio show on KNX is behind them, so this might be part of the publicity for the movie, which came out in January 1938.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00101229
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-014 8x10
CARL0005124601
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/40141
Subject
Hollywood Pacific Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Radio journalists--California--Los Angeles
Reporters and reporting--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Marquees--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Neon signs--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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