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. Oil derricks in the distance on Signal Hill look over Long Beach's urban sprawl of housing and businesses. The parking garage for the Hotel Lafayette is bottom left. The tall building next to it is the Campbell Apartments at 130 Linden Avenue, an eleven-story Spanish Renaissance building providing deluxe apartments with hotel service.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Campbell Apartments (Long Beach, Calif.) Apartment houses--California--Long Beach Stores & shops--California--Long Beach Architecture, Domestic--California--Long Beach--Spanish influences Hotels--California--Long Beach Parking garages--California--Long Beach Oil well drilling rigs--California--Signal Hill Lost architecture--California--Signal Hill Lost architecture--California--Long Beach Signal Hill (Calif.) Long Beach (Calif.) Panoramic views Schultheis Collection photographs