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 woman in white fur coat is followed by another woman in a black gown and white cape trimmed in black fur, while those in less formal attire line up to watch the arrivals at the Shrine Auditorium for the premiere of the San Francisco Opera Association's version of Tristan und Isolde, which sold out the 6000-seat theater in November 1937.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
Wagner, Richard,--1813-1883.--Tristan und Isolde Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.) Premieres--California--Los Angeles Opera--California--Los Angeles Crowds--California--Los Angeles Fur coats Evening gowns--California--Los Angeles University Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Night photographs Schultheis Collection photographs