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Lockheed Aircraft facade, Burbank
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
[ca. 1938]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
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.
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.
Brothers Malcolm and Allan Loughead founded Lockheed as the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company in 1912. This became the Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company located in Santa Barbara until 1926, when Allan formed the Lockheed Aircraft Company in Hollywood. In 1934, Robert E. Gross was named chairman of the company now called the Lockheed Corporation, which relocated to the Union Airport (1705 Victory Place, Burbank). The growth of the Bob Hope Airport resulted in Lockheed's move from their 340-acre facility in Burbank to Palmdale in 1988. Part of the Burbank site was redeveloped as the Burbank Empire Center mall in 2000.
The long modern Lockheed Airport building in Burbank.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-418 8x10
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation--Headquarters
Airplane factories--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Industrial buildings--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Streets--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Lost architecture--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Victory Place (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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