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Hollywood Boulevard west towards Ivar
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.
Parkinson & Parkinson designed the Security Trust building (6381 Hollywood Boulevard), which opened in 1921. The seven-story Italian Renaissance Revival structure of reinforced concrete features street level vertical plate glass windows recessed between granite pilasters, and cornices on the Cahuenga entrance and capping the building. This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributor to the Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District in 1985.; 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.
Pedestrians in coats and carrying umbrellas walk in this view of Hollywood which has been decorated for Christmas looking west towards Ivar. The Security Trust building is visible in the distance and further west is the Warner Brothers Hollywood Theater.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-931 8x10
Hollywood Pacific Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
KFWB (Radio station : Hollywood, Calif.)
Security Trust & Savings Bank (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Security Trust and Savings Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Radio and television towers--California--Los Angeles
Bank buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Rain and rainfall--California--Los Angeles
Umbrellas--California--Los Angeles
Christmas decorations--California--Los Angeles
Christmas trees--California--Los Angeles
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Hollywood Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Lansburgh, Gustave Albert,1876-1969
Parkinson & Parkinson

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