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Title
Oil well on La Cienega Boulevard
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
[ca. 1937]
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.
A car travels north on La Cienega Boulevard, near Beverly Boulevard, driving around an oil derrick. A Foster & Kleiser billboard for Old Guide whiskey is mounted near the derrick.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00039441
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-055.2 8x10
CARL0005131683
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35762
Subject
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Oil well drilling rigs--California--Los Angeles
Boring--California--Los Angeles
Billboards--California--Los Angeles
Advertising--Alcoholic beverages--California--Los Angeles
La Cienega Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
West Beverly (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Foster and Kleiser Company

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