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Title
Warner Brothers Theater, Huntington Park
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 1938
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.
Architect Marcus B. Priteca designed the 1930 Art Deco style Warner Brothers Huntington Park Theater located at 6714 Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park. The air-conditioned theater, which also housed six shops, was open to the public from the 1930 through the 1980s. In 2007 it became a city of Huntington Park Historic Resource.
Two women walk past the Art Deco style Warner Brothers Theater in Huntington Park. Hollywood Hotel is playing on the marquee.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00099031
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-404 8x10
CARL0005092483
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38353
Subject
Warner Theater (Huntington Park, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Huntington Park
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Huntington Park
Automobiles--California--Huntington Park
Streets--California--Huntington Park
Pacific Boulevard (Huntington Park, Calif.)
Huntington Park (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Priteca, B. Marcus(Bernard Marcus)

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