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Title
NBC Radio City and CBS on Sunset
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
[ca. 1939]
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.
John C. Austin designed the 1938 Art Deco style NBC radio facilities located at Sunset and Vine in Hollywood. It was replaced by a Home Savings & Loan bank in 1967.; Architect William Lescaze designed the 1937 CBS Columbia Square Studios located at 6121 Sunset Boulevard. This building was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #947 in 2009.
This view looking east on Sunset captures NBC's Radio City in the foreground as well as the CBS radio broadcasting facility in the background.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00101425
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-878 8x10
CARL0005125332
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/40207
Subject
West Coast Radio City (Los Angeles, Calif.)
National Broadcasting Company
Columbia Broadcasting System, inc
Radio stations--California--Los Angeles
Broadcasting studios--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963
Lescaze, William,1896-1969

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