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. Gordon B. Kaufmann designed this building, which opened in 1935. All of the structures surrounding the Los Angeles Times Building were later demolished and replaced with the Los Angeles Times Building extension in 1972, designed by William Pereira. Exterior of the Los Angeles Times Building (left of center), located at 1st and Spring streets in Downtown Los Angeles.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Los Angeles Times (Firm) Los Angeles Times Building Newspaper buildings--California--Los Angeles Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Kaufmann, Gordon B