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. The Astronomers Monument is a large outdoor concrete sculpture on the front lawn of Griffith Observatory that pays homage to six of the greatest astronomers: Hipparchus, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Herschel. Artist Archibald Garner designed the sculpture commissioned by the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). Garner worked with five other artists (each responsible for sculpting one astronomer) including George Stanley responsible for the "Oscar" statuette. The monument was dedicated November 25, 1934, six months before the Observatory opened. Griffith Park was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #942 in 2009. Ethel Schultheis stands with her parents in front of the Astronomers Monument at Griffith Observatory. Ethel's father, Theodore Wisloh, was born in 1879, and her mother, Marie Flora Wisloh (formerly Eveland), was one year younger than her husband.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
Schultheis, Ethel Griffith Observatory Public Works of Art Project (U.S.) Astronomers--Statues--California--Los Angeles Sculpture--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Mountains--California, Southern Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) Group portraits Portrait photographs Schultheis Collection photographs Garner, Archibald Stanley, George