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Title
Hollywood breadline
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1937]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
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.
Description
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.; 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.
C.J. Weyl designed the 1928 Hollywood Brown Derby (1628 North Vine Street) in the Spanish Colonial Revival style The asymmetrical restaurant featured Churrigueresque detailing under the eaves and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributor to the Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District in 1985. In 1989 it was demolished after a fire.; Walker & Eisen designed the 1923 Taft Building (1680 North Vine Street/ 6280 West Hollywood Boulevard) in Neo-Renaissance style. The L-shaped 12 story office building of reinforced concrete clad in brick and ornamented with terra cotta was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributor to the Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District in 1985. In 1999 it was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #666.
Ethel Schultheis' parents smile at the camera while standing in a line which Schultheis calls a breadline. The Hollywood Brown Derby is in the background on the right, and the Taft building is on the left. Ethel's father, Theodore Wisloh, was born in 1879, and her mother, Marie Flora Wisloh (formerly Eveland), was one year younger than her husband.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098793
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-164 8x10
CARL0005091288
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38165
Subject
Brown Derby Restaurant (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Taft Building (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Restaurants--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Office buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Bread & soup lines--California--Los Angeles
Architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)--Spanish influences
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Vine Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Schultheis Collection photographs
Weyl, Carl Jules
Walker & Eisen
Time Period
1931-1940

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