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Title
Looking across the Vista del Arroyo Hotel pool at the Colorado Street Bridge
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.
The Colorado Street Bridge was designed and built in 1913 by the Kansas City (MO)-based firm of J.A.L. Waddell. With a span of 1,486 feet and known for its distinctive Beaux Arts arches, lights, and railings, the bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.; Marston and Van Pelt designed the Vista del Arroyo Hotel in 1920 and in 1930 George Wiemeyer added the tower. Myron Hunt designed some of the bungalows. In 1981 the hotel and courtyards were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2001 the building became a District Court building. The pool and most of the bungalows have been destroyed.
This view across the Vista del Arroyo Hotel pool at the Colorado Street Bridge, includes the cabanas and the modern furniture that make poolside living in California so pleasant.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098088
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-520 8x10
CARL0005077345
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37399
Subject
Vista del Arroyo Hotel (Pasadena, Calif.)
Terracing--California--Pasadena
Hotels--California--Pasadena
Swimming pools--California--Pasadena
Cabanas--California--Pasadena
Outdoor furniture--California--Pasadena
Arch bridges--California--Pasadena
Bridges--California--Pasadena
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Colorado Street Bridge (Pasadena, Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Waddell, J. A. L.(John Alexander Low),1854-1938
Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury (Firm)

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