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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints