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Title
Eighth west at Broadway
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
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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00097532
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-023 8x10
CARL0005072573
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36942
Subject
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

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