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Northwest on Franklin Avenue in Los Feliz
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1938
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-444 8x10
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

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