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TitleÂ 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 concrete truck is parked in front of the Transit Mixed Concrete Company location at 1000 North La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood at the corner of La Brea and Romaine. This is home to a concrete company today, but the mixing structure looks very different.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
00096628 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-004-987 8x10 CARL0005097742 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38997
Transit Mixed Concrete Company (Firm) Concrete products industry--California--West Hollywood Concrete mixers--California--West Hollywood Concrete--Transportation--California--West Hollywood Concrete--Machinery--California--West Hollywood Industrial facilities--California--West Hollywood Trucks--California--West Hollywood Streets--California--West Hollywood La Brea Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.) West Hollywood (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs