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Title
Venice Oil Field
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.
Men play volleyball on the beach adjacent to the Venice Oil Field, crowded with oil derricks and various structures. This area is located south of Venice, in what is modern day Marina del Rey, sometimes historically referred to as Playa del Rey.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00042287
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-175 8x10
CARL0005135928
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35803
Subject
Volleyball players--California--Marina del Rey
Volleyball--California--Marina del Rey
Beaches--California--Marina del Rey
Oil fields--California--Marina del Rey
Men--California--Marina del Rey
Oil well drilling rigs--California--Marina del Rey
Unincorporated areas--California--Los Angeles County
Lost architecture--California--Marina del Rey
Venice Oil Field (Calif.)
Marina del Rey (Calif.)
Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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