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Palms Springs Drug and Import Company
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. 1939]
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.
Two young women wearing skirt like shorts are walking along the sidewalk just past the Palms Springs Drug and Import Company located at 160 North Palm Canyon Drive. Cars are parked and banners in the street advertise the Desert Circus week held March 13-19 in 1939. This annual event, which started in 1931, included parades, old west activities and parties.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-449 8x10
Palms Springs Drug and Import Company (Palm Springs, Calif.)
Drugstores--California--Palm Springs
Stores & shops--California--Palm Springs
Central business districts--California--Palm Springs
Pedestrians--California--Palm Springs
Sidewalks--California--Palm Springs
Banners--California--Palm Springs
Automobiles--California--Palm Springs
Streets--California--Palm Springs
Palm Canyon Drive (Palm Springs, Calif.)
Palm Springs (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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