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. Located at 540 South Broadway, the Mercantile Arcade Building (AKA Broadway-Spring Arcade, Spring Arcade, Broadway Arcade) was designed by architect Kenneth MacDonald in 1924 and consists of two twelve-story towers which connect Broadway to Spring Street by a three-story shopping arcade. This Spanish Renaisance and Beaux Arts building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Cars and people pass by the Broadway Arcade Building with original sign intact. Other storefront signs visible include Bar.B.Q. Sandwiches and W.C. Douglas Shoes.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Broadway-Spring Arcade Building (Los Angeles, Calif.) Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Arcades--California--Los Angeles Renaissance revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles Neon signs--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs MacDonald, Kenneth Albright, Harrison