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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. In the 1930s Wayne McAllister designed circular Simons Drive-in Restaurants in the Streamline Moderne style with a three-layer roof and neon advertising pylon. McAllister was the original designer of this style of circular drive-in, which was copied throughout the country. Simon's, located at 5171 Wilshire Boulevard, is well lit for outside drive-up customers. Cars are parked all around the round-shaped restaurant. The marquee advertises sandwiches, hamburgers, barbecue, and fountain, and signs with prices for food items are hung in a line all across the windowtops.
1 photographic print :b&w ;12 x 12 cm. Photographic prints
00102317 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; S-001-532 8x10 CARL0005146417 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37742
Simon's (Restaurant : Los Angeles, Calif.) Art deco (Architecture)--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Drive-in restaurants--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Lost architecture--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Restaurants--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Hancock Park (Los Angeles, Calif. : Park) Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Night photographs Schultheis Collection photographs McAllister, Wayne,1907-2000