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Title
Hollywood Wedding Chapel
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
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
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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.
View of a billboard for the Hollywood Wedding Chapel, located at 8225 Sunset Boulevard in what is now West Hollywood. The Spanish style chapel, which looks more like a residential home, is nestled behind a low hedge and can be seen behind the billboard. The sign reads: "The Hollywood Wedding Chapel. Est. 1929. Original. Interdenominational chapel for marriage ceremonies. Golden Choristers. Vested Boy Choir. 8225 Sunset Blvd. Phone GR 3308."
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00072112
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-553 8x10
CARL0005126385
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35067
Subject
Chapels--California--West Hollywood
Signs and signboards--California--West Hollywood
Architecture--California--West Hollywood--Spanish influences
Lost architecture--California--West Hollywood
Sunset Strip (West Hollywood, Calif.)
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
West Hollywood (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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