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Wading pool at the Verdugo Swim Stadium
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1938
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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.
Architects Postal and Postal designed the 1938 Spanish Colonial Revival style Verdugo Swim Stadium was built as in a new municipal park which included the Civic Auditorium. The building featured a 50-meter straight away, qualifying it for racing, and a intersecting wading pool. The complex was demolished in 1988 to make way for the parking lot for the auditorium.
The 2 1/2 foot deep wading pool is full of adults at the community pool in Glendale located across the street from Glendale Community College on Verdugo Road.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-054 8x10
Verdugo Swim Stadium (Glendale, Calif.)
Swimming pools--California--Glendale
Municipal buildings--California--Glendale
Architecture--California--Glendale--Spanish influences
Lost architecture--California--Glendale
Mountains--California, Southern
Verdugo Mountains (Calif.)
Glendale (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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