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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. This classic Art Deco structure was designed by Morgan, Walls & Clements and built in 1930. A woman walks past a curved commercial building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Cloverdale Avenue. Across the street is a Myer Siegel Department Store and offices in the Dominguez-Wilshire Building, located at 5410 Wilshire Bouelvard.
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00009291 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-004-999 8x10 CARL0000011230 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35171
Meyer Siegel and Company (Los Angeles, Calif.) Dominguez-Wilshire Building (Los Angeles, Calif.).^ C. H. Baker (Los Angeles, Calif.) Streets--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles Department stores--California--Los Angeles Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Commecial buildings--California--Los Angeles Wilshire Lanterns Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Cloverdale Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.) Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Morgan, Walls & Clements