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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. The first Chinese on record arrived in Los Angeles in 1852, but by 1910, Old Chinatown had grown to cover approximately 15 streets. In 1931, a California Supreme Court decision was upheld, approving land condemnations and the construction of the new Union Station upon the site of Old Chinatown. The Los Angeles Chinatown Project Association was formed in 1937 and by February the following year the first tenants were moving to New Chinatown. The dedication ceremony took place on June 25, 1938. New Chinatown businesses from right to left include: the Forbidden Palace (449 Gin Ling Way), Chew Yuen & Co. (gift shop, 459 Gin Ling Way), Dun Sow Hong Co. (herbs, 463 Gin Ling Way) and Man Jen Low (475 Gin Ling Way). A bench features an advertisement for 7UP.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00101118 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-010-709 8x10 CARL0005119238 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/39831
Forbidden Palace (Restaurant : Los Angeles, Calif.) Chew Yuen Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.) Dun Sow Hong Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.) Man Jen Low (Restaurant : Los Angeles, Calif.) Seven-Up Company Benches--California--Los Angeles Architecture--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles)--Chinese influences Signs and signboards--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles) Neon signs--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles) Chinese language Restaurants--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles) Stores & shops--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles) Storefronts--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles) Streets--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles) Gin Ling Way (Los Angeles, Calif.) Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Webster, Erle Wilson, Adrian