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Ethel and Herman Schultheis planning a trip at home
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 1937
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.
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.
Ethel and Herman Schultheis lie on floor of the balcony (sleeping porch?) off their bedroom, with a map spread out beneath them and a light pulled over, so that they can plan their next trip. Their home at 6348 Longview Avenue in the Hollywood Hills offers a view of the radio towers of Warner Brothers Hollywood Theater in the background.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-213.2 8x10
Schultheis, Ethel
Schultheis, Herman
Schultheis, Herman--Homes and haunts
Hollywood Pacific Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
KFWB (Radio station : Hollywood, Calif.)
Couples--California--Los Angeles
Lamps--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Radio stations--California--Los Angeles
Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Night photographs
Schultheis Collection photographs
Time Period

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