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. John C. Austin designed the 1938 Art Deco style NBC radio facilities located at Sunset and Vine in Hollywood. It was replaced by a Home Savings & Loan bank in 1967.; Walker & Eisen designed the 1925 Hollywood Plaza Hotel located at 1637 North Vine Street. This hotel was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #665 in 1999, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributor to the Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District. This view looking north on Vine Street from Sunset Boulevard (foreground) includes NBC Radio City on the right as well as businesses on the left including the Tropics restaurant, the Hollywood Recreation Center bowling alley (1539 Vine Street), Broadway Hollywood, and the Plaza Hotel in the distance.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
West Coast Radio City (Los Angeles, Calif.) National Broadcasting Company Tropics (Restaurant) Broadway Hollywood Hollywood Recreation Center Hollywood Plaza Hotel (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.) Radio stations--California--Los Angeles Broadcasting studios--California--Los Angeles Department stores--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Art deco (Architecture)--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Bowling alleys--California--Los Angeles Restaurants--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Hotels--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Stores & shops--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Storefronts--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Lampposts--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Vine Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963 Walker & Eisen