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TitleÂ 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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00100742 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-010-176 8x10 CARL0005111258 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/39556
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