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Herman and Ethel Schultheis at home
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
Herman Schultheis and his wife Ethel, can be seen relaxing in their home, located at 2806 St. George Street in Los Feliz. Herman appears to be painting a Santa Clause face, while Ethel sits next to him reading the Hollywood Press newspaper with a blazing headline that reads, "Peace & Joy To All In 1944. Herman & Ethel."
1 photographic print :b&w ;10 x 10 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-012-013.6 8x10
Schultheis, Herman
Schultheis, Herman--Homes and haunts
Schultheis, Ethel
Santa Claus--Art
Couples--California--Los Angeles
Christmas decorations--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Apartments--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Interiors--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Schultheis Collection photographs

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