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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. Architects Allison and Allison designed the 1924 Wilshire United Methodist Church, located at 4350 Wilshire, which has a Romanesque Revival exterior and a Gothic Revival interior. In 1973 the church was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #114, and the complex, which includes the chapel, school, gymnasium, offices, church and community hall, is a contributing structure to the Windsor Village Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). Architects Hunt and Burns are also listed in conjunction with this complex. This view looking east on Wilshire at Lucerne includes a Wilshire Lantern, a double decker bus and the Wilshire United Methodist Church.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
00096638 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-005-109 8x10 CARL0005097809 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/39106
Wilshire United Methodist Church (Los Angeles, Calif.) Buses--California--Los Angeles Tourists--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Methodist church buildings--California--Los Angeles Church buildings--California--Los Angeles Gothic revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Romanesque revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Wilshire Lanterns Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Windsor Village (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Allison & Allison