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United Artist Theater in Inglewood
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 1938
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.
Architects Walker & Eisen and Clifford A. Balch designed four Art Deco style United Artists Theater buildings in 1931 including: Whittier and Woods in East Los Angeles (5136 East Whittier Boulevard), Inglewood (148 North Market Street), Pasadena (606 East Colorado Boulevard) and Long Beach (217 East Ocean Boulevard). These theaters were operated by Fox West Coast soon after completion. The Inglewood and Long Beach theaters have been demolished. The East Los Angeles and Pasadena theaters are still standing, although not operating as theaters.
This view looking north on Market Street from Queen in Inglewood includes the United Artist Theater as well a chiropractor and a kitchen supply store. Bicycles are piled up near the curb in the foreground.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-307 8x10
United Artists Theater (Inglewood, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Inglewood
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Inglewood
Central business districts--California--Inglewood
Stores & shops--California--Inglewood
Lost architecture--California--Inglewood
Market Street (Inglewood, Calif.)
Inglewood (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Balch, Clifford A
Walker & Eisen

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