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Title
View along Hill
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 looking north along Hill is shot from the top of the Pacific National Building (315 West Ninth). Buildings visible include the RKO Hillstreet theater (807 South Hill Street), the May Company (800 South Hill Street), the Garfield Building (403 West Eighth Street) and City Hall (200 North Spring Street).
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00097542
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-033 8x10
CARL0005072583
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36953
Subject
Theaters--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroads--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Hill Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cityscape photographs
Schultheis Collection photographs
Time Period
1931-1940

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