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Title
Wilshire Doll House
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
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.
In 1945, a multi-storied structure was built in front of this home, constructed in 1905; both structures still stand.
The Wilshire Doll House, located in what was formerly a residence at 2976 Wilshire Boulevard. In front of the business entrance is a grassy area with miniature houses in which children can play.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00059211
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-211 8x10
CARL0005099266
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35892
Subject
Wilshire Doll House
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Children's playhouses--California--Los Angeles
Dolls--California--Los Angeles
Doll industry--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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