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 G. Albert Lansburgh designed the Renaissance Revival style Warner Brothers Hollywood Theatre, which opened in 1928. The office space on the upper floors of the building became KFWB radio studios, which used the two radio masts on top of the theater. The building has also been known as the Warner Cinerama Theatre and the Pacific Hollywood Theatre. In 1992 the building was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #572. Ethel and Herman Schultheis lie on floor of the balcony off their bedroom, with a map spread out beneath them and a light pulled over, so that they can plan their next trip. Their home at 6348 Longview Avenue in the Hollywood Hills offers a view of the radio towers of Warner Brothers Hollywood Theater in the background.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
Schultheis, Ethel Schultheis, Herman Schultheis, Herman--Homes and haunts Hollywood Pacific Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.) KFWB (Radio station : Hollywood, Calif.) Dwellings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Couples--California--Los Angeles Lamps--California--Los Angeles Maps Radio stations--California--Los Angeles Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.) Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Night photographs Schultheis Collection photographs