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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. 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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00097399 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-006-726 8x10 CARL0005067367 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36739
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