Title supplied by cataloger.; Herman J. Schultheis was born in Aachen, Germany in 1900, and immigrated to the United States in the min-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. The Pacific Palisades lighthouse was built as a bathhouse with a working light in 1927. In the early 1930s, the structure, along with the beach, was sold to Will Rogers and later the beach was given to the state of California and renamed the Will Rogers State Beach. The bathhouse has since been demolished. Ethel Schultheis viewing the coast from the northern edge of Palisades Park in Santa Monica. The Lighthouse bathhouse in Pacific Palisades is visible (center).
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints