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Title
Entrance to Barnsdall Park
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
Circa 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.
Aline Barnsdall donated Barnsdall Art Park to the City of Los Angeles in 1927 for arts and recreational purposes. Hollyhock House, designed by world-renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, and added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1971 - Building #71000143 - is the centerpiece of the park, which is located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd. The Hollyhock House was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #12 in 1963, the 12-acre Barnsdall Park was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #34 in 1965 and Residence A (Barnsdall Park Arts Center) was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #33 in 1965. Residence B was not part of the donation to the city and Aline continued to live in this smaller house on the Edgemont side of the park, which was demolished in 1954.
Two women walk by the entrance to Barnsdall Park and an AAA sign. Across Hollywood Boulevard people board a street car, and the community of Los Feliz, businesses and Griffith Park can be seen in the distance.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098627
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-067 8x10
CARL0005090004
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38032
Subject
Automobile Club of Southern California
American Automobile Association.--Highway Information Services
Signs and signboards--California--East Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroads--California--East Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Stores & shops--California--East Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--East Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Mountains--California, Southern
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
East Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Barnsdall Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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