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Boyle Heights billboard, Mexican movie at the California Theater
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
This Foster and Kleiser billboard, located at Grande Vista Avenue near Estrada in Boyle Heights, advertises the first Mexican film of 1938 "Bajo el Cielo de Mexico" (Beneath the Sky of Mexico), directed by Fernando de Fuentes, which is playing at the California Theater at 8th and Main.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-504 8x10
California Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Billboards--California--Boyle Heights (Los Angeles)
Motion pictures--Mexico
Film posters--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Boyle Heights (Los Angeles)
Grande Vista Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Boyle Heights (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Foster and Kleiser Company

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