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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. Designed by John and Donald Parkinson and built in 1929, the department store and Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument was acquired by the Southwestern Law School in the mid-1990s. Two cars drive through the porte-cochere of Bullock's Wilshire, as one man reads his paper sitting on the walkway railing and another prepares to enter. Awning curtains drawn down over two of the windows are worth noting.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00097396 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-006-723 8x10 CARL0005067340 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36733
Bullock's Wilshire (Department store) Department stores--California--Los Angeles Driveways--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Schultheis Collection photographs Parkinson, Donald B.(Donald Berthold),1895-1945 Parkinson, John,1861-1935