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Hollywood Boulevard east from Ivar
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 1937
Contributing Institution
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.
The 1923 building located at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard, was redesigned by A.C. Balch and R.M. Schindler as Sardi's which oppened in 1933. The one and one half story concrete and stucco structure was later clad with green mosaic tile and became home to the Cave Theater.; The 1932 Laemmle Building (6301 Hollywood Boulevard) designed by Richard Neutra and developed by Carl Laemmle was once the site of Melody Lane Cafe and is now a parking lot.; The 1929 Equitable Building (6253 Hollywood Boulevard) designed by architect Aleck Curlett, is a 12-story, reinforced concrete, office structure with Neo-Gothic design stylized in part by Art Deco detailing. The U-shaped plan has a two-story section joining the north and south wings on Vine Street. This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributor to the Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District in 1985.; Architect B. Marcus Priteca designed the 1930 Pantages Theater (6233 Hollywood Boulevard) in the Art Deco style, which is a two-story concrete structure featuring Egyptian lotus patterns on the second story and metal zigzag frames outlining the first story windows. This building became Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #193 in 1978 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributor to the Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District in 1985.
Pedestrians cross the busy intersection at Hollywood and Ivar which has been decorated for Christmas. The modern white building on top left (north side of the street) is Sardis, next to that is the Laemmle Building site of the Melody Lane Cafe, next is the Equitable building at Hollywood and Vine, and finally the Pantages.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-929 8x10
Sardi's (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Melody Lane (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Equitable Building (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pantages Theatre (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Restaurants--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Rain and rainfall--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Shopping--California--Los Angeles
Christmas decorations--California--Los Angeles
Christmas trees--California--Los Angeles
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Hollywood Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Schindler, R. M.(Rudolph M.),1887-1953
Neutra, Richard Joseph,1892-1970
Curlett, Alexander Edward,(Aleck),1881-1942
Priteca, B. Marcus(Bernard Marcus)

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