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Title
Looking for work at the Douglas Aircraft Company
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. 1937]
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.
In 1922 Donald W. Douglas formed the Douglas Aircraft Company and moved into an abandoned movie studio at 2345 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica and started producing military and civilian aircraft. He used the future site of the Santa Monica Airport (known as Clover Field until 1927) to test and fly production aircraft. In 1929 Douglas completed moving its factory and offices to the Santa Monica Airport.
Men crowd the sidewalk in front of the employment office at the Douglas Aircraft Company factory, located at 2700 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica. A sign on the corner points to the Santa Monica police pistol range.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00097399
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-726 8x10
CARL0005067367
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36739
Subject
Douglas Aircraft Company.--Santa Monica Division
Douglas Aircraft Company.--Santa Monica Division--Employees
Airplane factories--California--Santa Monica
Airplane factories--California--Santa Monica--Employees
Defense industries--California--Santa Monica
Defense industries--California--Santa Monica--Employees
Signs and signboards--California--Santa Monica
Unemployment--California--Santa Monica
Streets--California--Santa Monica
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Ocean Park Boulevard (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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