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. In the 1930s Wayne McAllister designed circular Simons Drive-in Restaurants in the Streamline Moderne style with a three-layer roof and neon advertising pylon. McAllister was the original designer of this style of circular drive-in, which was copied throughout the country. A carhop talks to chefs through the pickup window while a couple of cars wait at this Simons at Wilshire Boulevard and Hoover Street. According to signs, there is a full fountain and in addition to the sandwiches, spaghetti and chili are also served.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
Simon's (Restaurant : Los Angeles, Calif.) Restaurants--California--Los Angeles Drive-in restaurants--California--Los Angeles Cooks--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Waitresses--California--Los Angeles Neon signs--California--Los Angeles Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs McAllister, Wayne,1907-2000