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Title
Vista Theatre at night
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
1938
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.
Architect was Lewis A. Smith.
Exterior view of the Egyptian Revival style Vista Theatre, located at 4473 Sunset Drive in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles. The film titles on the marquee, "The Great Waltz" and "Men With Wings," date the photograph to December 1938 or January 1939. Because the photograph was taken at night, the stores on either side of the theater are dark, except for a lighted window to the right of the entrance.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;12 x 12 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00102309
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
S-001-516.1 8x10
CARL0005146410
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37734
Subject
Vista Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Egyptian revival (Architecture)--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Motion picture theaters--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Marquees--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Neon signs--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Night photographs
Schultheis Collection photographs
Smith, Lewis A

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