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Premiere opening at the Carthay Circle Theatre
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
[ca. 193-]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
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.
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.
Carthay Circle was planned in 1921 by architects Cook & Hill, and developed by J. Harvey McCarthy. The chief feature of Carthay Circle was the Carthay Circle Theatre, built by architect Dwight Gibbs, but now long gone.
Police officers stand at their posts outside the Carthay Circle Theatre during a premiere for an unidentified film. Fans sit on bleachers (bottom left and lower right) to catch a glimpse of the stars (not visible) that are exiting automobiles, and posing for cameras underneath the covered walkway outside the theater.
1 photographic print :b&w ;12 x 13 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
S-001-536.3 8x10
Carthay Circle Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Police--California--Los Angeles
Fans (Persons)--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture premieres--California--Carthay (Los Angeles)
Motion picture theaters--California--Carthay (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Carthay (Los Angeles)
Carthay (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Night photographs
Schultheis Collection photographs
McCarthy, J. Harvey
Gibbs, Dwight
Cook & Hill

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