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. The sun is setting in the hills behind Long Beach and silhouettes the buildings around Ocean Boulevard. On the left is the tall Breakers Hotel which is on the beach side of Ocean Boulevard. The sign for the West Coast Theatre at 333 East Ocean Boulevard is visible on the facade of the large building, center. A traffic jam is in front of the theater.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Fox West Coast Theatre (Long Beach, Calif.) Breakers Hotel (Long Beach, Calif.) Stores & shops--California--Long Beach Streets--California--Long Beach Hotels--California--Long Beach Motion picture theaters--California--Long Beach Lost architecture--California--Long Beach Sun--Rising and setting Ocean Boulevard (Long Beach, Calif.) Long Beach (Calif.) Panoramic views Cityscape photographs Schultheis Collection photographs