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Title
Cahuenga Terrace home, Hollywood Hills
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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 religious-themed Pilgrimage Play, written by Christine Whetherill Stevenson, was performed every summer between 1920 to 1941. During WWII the theater was deeded to Los Angeles County and converted into dormitories for servicemen. After the war, the play resumed until 1964, at which time it was legally ordered to close due to its religious content. In the early 1970s, the amphitheater was renamed after John Anson Ford, in honor of his dedicated and successful campaign to revive the facility.
The Spanish style residence at 6545 Cahuenga Terrace in the Hollywood Hills. The cross on the hill seen to the left identifies the location of the Pilgrimage Theatre (later the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre).
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00070771
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-761 8x10
CARL0005097163
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36131
Subject
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Architecture, Domestic--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)--Spanish influences
Crosses--California--Los Angeles
Mountains--California, Southern
Cahuenga Terrace (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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