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West on Yucca between Cahuenga and Wilcox
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.
This view looking west on Yucca between Cahuenga and Wilcox captures the Spanish style restaurant at 6429 Yucca Avenue. In 1933 this was the Tick Tock Tea Room, which explains the large clock on the sign. The Tick Tock moved to 1718 North Cahuenga and by 1936 this building was the Tower Hall Tea Room owned by Mrs. Shafer. The sign in this view seems be for a restaurant starting with the letter S. This was a short-lived name because by 1940 this restaurant was called Louis French Restaurant. The building has been demolished. The brick building further down the street is still standing without the mansard roof.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-377 8x10
Tick Tock Tea Room (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Tearooms--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Yucca Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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