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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. A woman is walking down an Art Deco style commercial block past shops such as Gordy's Cafe and Fidelity Loan and Thrift Company, located at 2699 Florence Avenue at the northwest corner of Seville Avenue in Huntington Park. The Fidelity building still exists as another type of business.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
00099027 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-008-400 8x10 CARL0005091973 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38307
Gordy's Cafe (Huntington Park, Calif.) Fidelity Loan and Thrift Company (Firm) Restaurants--California--Huntington Park Stores & shops--California--Huntington Park Storefronts--California--Huntington Park Art deco (Architecture)--California--Huntington Park Signs and signboards--California--Huntington Park Streets--California--Huntington Park Huntington Park (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs