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Los Angeles Public Library, Cahuenga Branch
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 1937
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.
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
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-061 8x10
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

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