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Biltmore Hotel, Santa Barbara
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. 1938]
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.
Reginald Johnson and landscape architect Ralph Stevens designed the Biltmore Hotel in Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in 1926-1927 at a cost of $1,500,000.
Partial view of the garden and tower of the Biltmore Hotel located at 1260 Channel Drive in Santa Barbara. The photograph was taken from inside an arched passageway; a man can be seen sitting underneath it on one of the benches along the right and a woman walks just outside of it.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-597 8x10
Four Seasons Biltmore (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Hotels--California--Santa Barbara
Gardens--California--Santa Barbara
Arches--California--Santa Barbara
Architecture--California--Santa Barbara--Spanish influences
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Johnson, Reginald
Stevens, Ralph

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