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Title
Mulholland Highway directional sign
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
Circa 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.
This view of a Mulholland Highway directional sign, which is attributed to the Automobile Club and includes an AAA logo, is taken from the Cahuenga Pass where Cahuenga meets Mulholland. The natural hillside is visible to the east because this is before the 101 freeway was built.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00097903
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-394 8x10
CARL0005076847
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37280
Subject
Automobile Club of Southern California
American Automobile Association.--Highway Information Services
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Signs and signboards--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Mountains--California, Southern
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Mulholland Drive (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cahuenga Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cahuenga Pass (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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