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View from Franklin Hills
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 1939
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 homes present in the center have since been demolished.
Looking northeast from above Evans Street in Franklin Hills, showing St. George Street (far left, center), various homes and apartments, the Rowena Reservoir (lined with palms, right), Griffith Park (upper left), and the distant San Gabriel and Verdugo mountains. The Schultheis residence is present among the courtyard apartment complex at 2806-2820 St. George Street (left of center).
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-856 8x10
Dwellings--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Architecture, Domestic--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)--Spanish influences
Apartments--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Reservoirs--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Mountains--California, Southern
Franklin Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Evans Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
St. George Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Rowena Reservoir (Calif.)
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Verdugo Mountains (Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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