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Playing volleyball at John Marshall High School
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
Rights Information
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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.
Architect George M. Lindsey designed the Gothic style John Marshall High School, located at 3939 Tracy Street in Los Feliz. The school, which opened on January 26, 1931, was threatened with demolition after the 1971 earthquake. After a community battle, the shell was stabilized and the building saved.
A group of uniformed girls play volleyball in front of a brick building at John Marshall High School.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-467 8x10
John Marshall High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Physical education and training--California--Los Angeles
High school students--California--Los Angeles
School buildings--California--Los Angeles
Volleyball--California--Los Angeles
Athletic fields--California--Los Angeles
Sports for girls--California--Los Angeles
Schools--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
High schools--California--Los Angeles
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Lindsey, George M

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