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Dirt roads lead to housing tracts in Palos Verdes
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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 Hollywood Riviera Beach Club (1931-1958), designed by Mark Daniels, was located at what is now Miramar Park in Torrance Beach. It was designed as a private club for the original Riviera home owners. The beach club was destroyed by fire and the site was recognized as a Historic Landmark with a plaque by the Torrance Historical Society in conjunction with the Redondo Beach Historical Society.
A bus makes a lonely journey in this image which contrasts the dirt roads and grassy meadows in the foreground with the housing developments in the distance in this view looking north from Palos Verdes Estates. The Hollywood Riviera Beach Club in Torrance can be seen near the center.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-756 8x10
Hollywood Riviera Beach Club (Torrance, Calif.)
Coasts--California, Southern
Roads--California--Palos Verdes Estates
Architecture--California--Palos Verdes Estates--Spanish influences
Private clubs--California--Torrance
Lost architecture--California--Torrance
Palos Verdes Estates (Calif.)
Pacific Ocean
Panoramic views
Landscape photographs
Schultheis Collection photographs
Daniels, Mark,1881-1952
Time Period

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