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Title
Cafe´ La Maze, Crosby Bldg., Sunset Blvd
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 1937
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
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.
Photo taken from the entrance of Cafe´ La Maze showing the 3-story Crosby Building located across the street at 9023 Sunset Blvd. as well as a few other unidentified buildings and/or shops. Sunset Boulevard is a long winding thoroughfare that begins in downtown Los Angeles and runs westward over 20 miles ending at the Pacific Ocean near Malibu. The best-known portion of this boulevard is the mile and a half stretch between Hollywood and Beverly Hills, known as "The Sunset Strip".
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00072133
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-514 8x10
CARL0000075789
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35021
Subject
Cafe´ La Maze (West Hollywood, Calif.)
Crosby Building (West Hollywood, Calif.)
Commercial buildings--California--West Hollywood
Stores & shops--California--West Hollywood
Restaurants--California--West Hollywood
Streets--California--West Hollywood
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
West Hollywood (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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