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. Several spectators and/or movie goers can be seen standing at the entrance of the 4 Star Theatre, located at 5112 Wilshire Boulevard in Hancock Park. Though not visible from this angle, the theater is decorated for the gala premiere of Walter Wanger's film "Algiers," starring Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, and Sigrid Gurie.
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 13 cm. Photographic prints
Four Star Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.) Spectators--California--Los Angeles Crowds--California--Los Angeles Motion picture premieres California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Motion picture theaters--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Neon signs--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Hancock Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Night photographs Schultheis Collection photographs