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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. Looking west down Fargo Street in Echo Park towards the communities of Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Hollywood.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00067280 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-005-083 8x10 CARL0005108172 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36234
Streets--California--Echo Park (Los Angeles) Dwellings--California--Echo Park (Los Angeles) Dwellings--California--Silver Lake (Los Angeles) Mountains--California, Southern Fargo Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Echo Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Silver Lake (Los Angeles, Calif.) Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.) Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs