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Playing basketball at Los Angeles Junior College
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
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
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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 1914 the State Normal School in Los Angeles moved from downtown to an area in East Hollywood that would become 855 North Vermont Avenue. The original campus consisted of nine brick buildings in a northern Lombard Italian style. In 1919 the Normal School became the southern branch of the University of California at Berkeley, later University of California Los Angeles. In 1929 UCLA moved to Westwood. The campus was purchased by the LA Board of Education, forming Los Angeles Junior College, later Los Angeles City College. In 1947, a four-year school called the Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences was formed, but the idea was unfeasible, requiring two administrations and two student bodies on the same campus. In 1955 the four-year school moved east and became California State University at Los Angeles.
One student dunks a ball on the basketball courts at LACC while other matches go on around her. Ivy covered buildings are visible in the background.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-686 8x10
Los Angeles City College
College buildings--California--East Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Community colleges--California--East Hollywood (Los Angeles)
College students--California--Los Angeles
Basketball--California--Los Angeles
Basketball courts--California--Los Angeles
Basketball hoops--California--Los Angeles
College sports for women--California--Los Angeles
Physical education and training--California--Los Angeles
East Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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