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TitleÂ 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. They're building a new body on the old chassis of the Los Angeles Public Library Branch in Hollywood. This view shows the frame of the Hollywood Library, which was sawed apart for the moving operation and has been stripped of most of its adornment, after it was moved from the old location at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue, to Ivar and Selma Avenues. Cost of the alteration will be $72,000.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00101778 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-011-242 8x10 CARL0005159576 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36499
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