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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. A car is parked in the foreground of this view looking northwest from Franklin Avenue in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz. The 1934 Spanish style house on the left (3892 Franklin Avenue) is still standing. Griffith Observatory is visible just right of center.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00099070 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-008-444 8x10 CARL0005096114 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38473
Griffith Observatory Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Dwellings--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles) Architecture, Domestic--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)--Spanish influences Streets--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles) Observatories--California--Los Angeles Mountains--California, Southern Franklin Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.) Franklin Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.) Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs