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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. Marston and Van Pelt designed the Vista del Arroyo Hotel in 1920 and in 1930 George Wiemeyer added the tower. Myron Hunt designed some of the bungalows. In 1981 the hotel and courtyards were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2001, the building became a District Court building. The pool and most of the bungalows have been destroyed. This view from the top of a mountain in the Annandale Estates, a housing tract around the Annandale Golf Club, captures the tower and two wings of the Vista del Arroyo Hotel in Pasadena.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00100817 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-010-256 8x10 CARL0005113273 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/39656
Vista del Arroyo Hotel (Pasadena, Calif.) Dwellings--California--Pasadena Hotels--California--Pasadena Architecture, Domestic--California--Pasadena--Spanish influences Mountains--California, Southern Pasadena (Calif.) Panoramic views Schultheis Collection photographs Waddell, J. A. L.(John Alexander Low),1854-1938 Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury (Firm)