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. In 1923 Harry Chandler's real estate development Hollywoodland was loosely bounded by Mullholand to the west, Hollyridge Drive to the east and Belden Drive to the south. The Hollywood Sign located on the top of Mount Lee was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #111 in 1973. This view of the back of the Hollywoodland sign captures the structural supports of each individual letter and the curving mountain roads below.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Hollywoodland Hollywood Sign (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Roads--California--Los Angeles Mountains--California, Southern Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.) Mount Lee (Calif.) Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) Panoramic views Landscape photographs Schultheis Collection photographs