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Wilshire United Methodist Church community hall
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
[ca. 1939]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
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.
Architects Allison and Allison designed the 1924 Wilshire United Methodist Church, which has a Romanesque Revival exterior and a Gothic Revival interior. In 1973 the church was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #114. The entire complex, which includes the chapel, school, gymnasium and offices (711 South Plymouth Boulevard) as well as the church and community hall (4350-4366 Wilshire Boulevard), is a contributing structure to the Windsor Village Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). Architects Hunt and Burns are also listed in conjunction with this complex.
A car is parked and crowds gather in front of the community hall of the Wilshire United Methodist Church, during what appears to be a wedding.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-011-168 8x10
Wilshire United Methodist Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Methodist church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Romanesque revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Allison & Allison

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