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View of Los Feliz from Ronda Vista
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1938
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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.
Looking northeast from Ronda Vista Drive in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz. Visible are: Tracy Street (foreground), Hyperion Avenue (running lower right to upper center left), Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Glendale (the Tower of Legends at Forest Lawn Memorial Park is faintly visible, right of upper center), and the San Gabriel Mountains in the distance. Due to trees, the Disney Hyperion Studio (left of center) is not visible.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-438 8x10
Dwellings--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--Silver Lake (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Silver Lake (Los Angeles)
Mountains--California, Southern
Franklin Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hyperion Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Atwater Village (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Silver Lake (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)
Panoramic views
Schultheis Collection photographs
Time Period

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