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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. The Cahuenga Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, located at 4591 Santa Monica Boulevard, was built with a $35,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. Architect Clarence H. Russell designed this Italian Renaissance style building, which was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #314 in 1984. A woman and a dog stand at the top of the steps leading to the Cahuenga Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00098621 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-008-061 8x10 CARL0005088669 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37940
Los Angeles Public Library.--Cahuenga Branch Library buildings--California--Los Angeles Renaissance revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Carnegie libraries--California--Los Angeles Branch libraries--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--East Hollywood (Los Angeles) Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments East Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Santa Monica Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Russel, Clarence H