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Title
Stores on Degnan and the Leimert Theater
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
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
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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 1931 Howard Hughes built the Art Deco style Leimert Theatre (3341 West 43rd Place), which was designed by the architectural firm Morgan, Walls & Clements. In the 1970s it was the Watch Tower Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall. In 1990 it became a live theater called the Vision Theatre, which underwent a major renovation in 2007.
Sherwin Williams Paints is one of the stores located in the 1937 shopping complex at 4330-4344 South Degnan Boulevard. The Leimert Theater tower can be seen in the background. All of these buildings are still standing.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00100854
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-294 8x10
CARL0005113380
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/39699
Subject
Sherwin-Williams Company
Leimert Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Stores & shops--California--Crenshaw (Los Angeles)
Motion picture theaters--California--Crenshaw (Los Angeles)
Storefronts--California--Crenshaw (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Crenshaw (Los Angeles)
Degnan Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Leimert Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Crenshaw (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Morgan, Walls & Clements

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