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. J.M. Cooper designed the 1931 Art Deco style Roxie Theater (518 South Broadway) This 2-story concrete and brick theater with shops on the facade flanks was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributor to the Broadway Theater and Commercial District in 1979 and was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #526 in 1991. The sidewalk is packed with crowds shopping on Broadway at Christmas in this view looking south between 5th and 6th. A wreath is mounted on the light pole. The Roxie is faintly visible in the upper right.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Roxie Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.) Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Crowds--California--Los Angeles Lampposts--California--Los Angeles Christmas decorations--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Cooper, John M