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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. This view looking west on Sixth toward Hope and Flower, is shot from the top of the Heron Building, located at 510 W. 6th Street. Buildings visible include a corner of the Pacific Mutual Building, the Bible Institute (558 South Hope) and the Atlantic Richfield Building (555 South Flower Street).
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00097547 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-007-038 8x10 CARL0005072588 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36958
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Building (Los Angeles, Calif.) Atlantic Richfield Building (Los Angeles, Calif.) Bible Institute of Los Angeles Theaters--California--Los Angeles Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Sixth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Cityscape photographs Panoramic views Schultheis Collection photographs