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Bikes parked at the Fox California Theater, Huntington Park
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 1938
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.
Architects Balch & Stanbery designed the 1930 Fox California Theatre (6528 Pacific Boulevard, Huntington Park), which was triplexed in the mid 1980's and closed in 2006.
Hundreds of bikes are stacked against the curb and left in piles near a very inadequate bike rack in front of the Fox California Theater in this view of Pacific Boulevard looking northwest towards Gage. "The Hurricane" is announced on the marquee, and a banner advertises an "owl show tonight" probably a late showing. This John Ford movie came out in 1937.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-410 8x10
Fox California Theater (Huntington Park, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Huntington Park
Marquees--California--Huntington Park
Stores & shops--California--Huntington Park
Bicycles--California--Huntington Park
Automobiles--California--Huntington Park
Women--California--Huntington Park
Pedestrians--California--Huntington Park
Sidewalks--California--Huntington Park
Streets--California--Huntington Park
Pacific Boulevard (Huntington Park, Calif.)
Huntington Park (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Balch & Stanbery

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