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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 min-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. Looking northwest towards an Art Deco style commercial building, located at 8942 Sunset Boulevard at Hilldale Avenue (far right), in what is now West Hollywood; among the businesses that can be identified is a furniture store on the ground floor. A shopper is seen walking on the south side of the boulevard with some recent purchases in hand.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00011402 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-005-559 8x10 CARL0005146175 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35575
Stores & shops--California--West Hollywood Commercial buildings--California--West Hollywood Streets--California--West Hollywood Furniture stores--California--West Hollywood Pedestrians--California--West Hollywood Art deco (Architecture)--California--West Hollywood Mountains--California, Southern Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Sunset Strip (West Hollywood, Calif.) Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) West Hollywood (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs