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Palms Grill
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
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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.
Built in 1936, this structure has been incorporated into the Salvation Army Tabernacle senior housing complex and was determined eligible for listing on the California Register.
A person walks down the sidewalk in front of the Streamline Moderne Palms Grill at 5931 Hollywood Boulevard. The neon pole sign features cocktails, and the umbrellas indicate patio dining. Old growth palm and pine trees add to the charm of this scene.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-792 8x10
Palms Grill (Restaurant : Hollywood, Calif.)
Restaurants--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Bars (Drinking establishments)--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Neon signs--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Hollywood Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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