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. Built by Earl Gilmore, Gilmore Stadium opened in May 1934 and was demolished in 1952. The first professional football team in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Bulldogs played at Gilmore. Before the neighboring Gilmore Field opened in 1939, the Hollywood Stars, a Pacific Coast League baseball team used Gilmore Stadium for their home games. Exterior view of Gilmore Field-Hollywood Ball Park, located near the present-day Farmer's Market in the Fairfax District. The parking lot appears full and there are clusters of people walking out of the main entrance.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Gilmore Field (Fairfax, Los Angeles, Calif.) Hollywood Stars (Baseball team) Stadiums--California--Los Angeles Baseball--California--Los Angeles Parking lots--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles) Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles) Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs