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. Pedestrians crowd the sidewalk in this view looking north on Broadway toward Seventh. The Loews State Theatre (707 South Broadway) marquee shows the double bill is William Powelll and Myrna Loy in "Double Wedding" playing with "45 Fathers." A cafeteria sign is barely visible in the foreground shadows, and further up the street the blade sign for Desmond's (633 West Seventh) is visible.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
Loew's State Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.) Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles Marquees--California--Los Angeles Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs