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Holly Food Mart
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
[ca. 1937]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
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 Holly Food Mart, located at 5959 Hollywood Boulevard, became home to Peterson Publishing (Motor Trend, Hot Rod etc.) in the 1950s. A marquee was added when it became the "X Theater." The building still stands.
Cars park in front of the Holly Food Mart on Hollywood Boulevard. In addition to the produce that can be seen stacked up in the open storefront under the awning of this striking facade as sign, smaller signs indicate that there is a bakery and liquor available. A blade sign indicates there is parking in the rear.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-951 8x10
Holly Food Mart (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Grocery stores--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Stores & shops--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Hollywood Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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