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Title
Vermont Avenue north towards First Street
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.
This view of Vermont looking north towards 1st Street includes the Fox West Coast Belmont Theatre (right) located at 126 South Vermont Avenue. The movie on the marquee is "True Confession" and that played at the Belmont the last week of January 1938. A 1995 mini mall has replaced this theater.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00100742
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-176 8x10
CARL0005111258
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/39556
Subject
Fox West Coast Theatres
Belmont Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Vermont Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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