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Title
Double decker bus at Wilshire and Lucerne
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.
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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00096638
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-109 8x10
CARL0005097809
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/39106
Subject
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

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