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Title
Broadway south at Seventh
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
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.
Crowds of people fill the sidewalks in front of the entrance to Bullocks (319 West Seventh Street) in this view of Broadway looking south towards Seventh. Further down the street is the blade sign for the Loew's State (300 West Seventh Street) whose marquee advertises "The Bride Wore Red" starring Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, and Robert Young, along with "Dangerously Yours." This double bill played at the State in October of 1937.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00097558
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-049 8x10
CARL0005072745
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36991
Subject
Loew's State Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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