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. Bertram Lackey and George Wilson started the Malibou Lake Mountain club in 1922 as a hunting and fishing club, and the original building was completed in 1924. The first clubhouse with trading post, barbecue pit, baseball diamond and fleet of rowboats burned down in 1936, and a more modest building took its place. Some attribute the unusual spelling of "Malibou" to a desire to distance the club from the disputed settlements of the original Spanish land grant then owned by Rhoda Rindge. The size of the Malibou Lake Mountain Club is apparent in this view taken across the lake which includes the whole length of the three storied main building as well as several cabins off to the right. The entire scene is duplicated in the watery reflection of the lake.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
Malibou Lake Mountain Club Lakes--California--Los Angeles County Hotels--California--Los Angeles County Hunting and fishing clubs--California--Los Angeles County Cottages--California--Los Angeles County Unincorporated areas--California--Los Angeles County Mountains--California, Southern Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) Malibu Lake (Calif.) Malibou Lake (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs