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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. This view looking down Eighth street west from Broadway towards Hill includes pedestrians, cars and a long vista of buildings. Some businesses visible include: the Tower Theater (802 South Broadway), a news stand with a banner for True Story Magazine and the saying "Your hometown paper from all parts of the world," Simons Sandwiches, the May Company (800 South Hill Street) and the RKO Hillstreet theatre (807 South Hill). RKO has since been demolished.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00097532 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-007-023 8x10 CARL0005072573 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36942
Theaters--California--Los Angeles Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Eclecticism in architecture--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Eighth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs