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Title
Wilshire Boulevard
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
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 Gothic revival style church was designed by Benjamin C. McGougall in the 1920s and the 1929 Art Deco office building at 3875 Wilshire Boulevard was designed by architect Arthur E. Harvey.
Looking east down Wilshire Boulevard, as seen from just west of where it meets S. Gramercy Place. Various office buildings, businesses, the Gramercy Wilshire apartment building, St. James Episcopal Church, and the Wilshire Professional Building are visible in the center. Wilshire Lanterns are present on both sides of the boulevard.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00009327
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-004-948 8x10
CARL0005085237
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35608
Subject
St. James Episcopal Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Wilshire Professional Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Gramercy Wilshire (Apartment house : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Architecture, Domestic--California--Los Angeles--French influences
Anglican church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Gothic revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Apartment houses--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Lanterns
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
McGougall, Benjamin C
Harvey, Arthur E

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