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TitleÂ 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 Colorado Street Bridge was designed and built in 1913 by the Kansas City (MO)-based firm of J.A.L. Waddell. With a span of 1,486 feet and known for its distinctive Beaux Arts arches, lights, and railings, the bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.; 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 of the Vista del Arroyo Hotel pool captures the diving board, patio furniture, umbrellas, palm trees and two of the long low bungalow buildings all in front of the Colorado Street Bridge. If you look closely there is a person working on the lawn in the center of the image behind one of the white chairs, which give an idea of the scale of this view.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00098082 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-007-514 8x10 CARL0005077339 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37392
Vista del Arroyo Hotel (Pasadena, Calif.) Swimming pools--California--Pasadena Diving boards--California--Pasadena Outdoor furniture--California--Pasadena Bungalows--California--Pasadena Hotels--California--Pasadena Arch bridges--California--Pasadena Bridges--California--Pasadena Lost architecture--California--Pasadena Architecture--California--Pasadena--Spanish influences National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks Colorado Street Bridge (Pasadena, Calif.) Pasadena (Calif.) Panoramic views Schultheis Collection photographs Waddell, J. A. L.(John Alexander Low),1854-1938 Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury (Firm)