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World Famous Hollywood Palladium
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. 194-]
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.
The famous Hollywood Palladium opened its doors in September 23, 1940, with a concert by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra and the soon-to-be-famous Frank Sinatra. It was producer/promoter Maurice M. Cohen's dream to create the worlds largest dining and dancing palace. In 1961, it became "home" to Lawrence Welk's popular weekly television show. The Palladium has seen numerous movie stars, rock stars, Presidents, and other dignitaries pass through its doors, such as: Rita Hayworth, Tyrone Power, Lana Turner, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Rod Stewart, Robert Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and England's Princess Margaret, to name but a few. It has also been the site of many Awards events.
Exterior of the Hollywood Palladium, located at 6215 West Sunset Boulevard.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-011-708 8x10
Hollywood Palladium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Nightclubs--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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