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Bullock's Wilshire porte cochere
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
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
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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.
John and Donald Parkinson designed the 1929 Bullock's Wilshire, located at 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, which was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #56 in 1968. The porte cochere, or motor court, is the main entrance to the store. The Southwestern Law School acquired the building in the mid-1990s.
Cars drive through the Bullocks Wilshire porte cochere to the rear parking lot, while crowds gather by the doors.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-082 8x10
Bullock's Wilshire (Department store)
Department stores--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Schultheis Collection photographs
Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945
Parkinson, John,1861-1935

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