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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. Two shopping strips with Art Deco detailing can be seen in this view of the west side of Pacific looking north from Florence Avenue in Huntington Park. Some of the businesses that can be seen from left to right are: Lucky Auto Supply (7121 Pacific Boulevard), Superior, Union Pacific, Jettick and Royale. The building on the left is still there but all the Streamline details have been removed.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00099032 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-008-405 8x10 CARL0005092484 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38355
Lucky Auto Supply (Huntington Park, Calif.) Stores & shops--California--Huntington Park Storefronts--California--Huntington Park Art deco (Architecture)--California--Huntington Park Automobiles--California--Huntington Park Streets--California--Huntington Park Pacific Boulevard (Huntington Park, Calif.) Huntington Park (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs