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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 very first bullring in Tijuana, El Toreo de Tijuana, was a wooden structure that could accommodate 2,000 spectators and was built in 1904 by Sevillan banderillero Antonio Gonzalez Rubio and Mexicali merchant Don Jose R. Alvarez, in the square block bordering 3rd and 4th streets, and Avenida Revolucion and Avenida Madero. In May 1911 the plaza burned to the ground and was subsequently replaced by a new and slightly larger plaza with a seating capacity of 2,500; it was officially inaugurated as Plaza El Toreo de Tijuana on July 3, 1938. In 1957, another fire occurred and the plaza was rebuilt using metal beams to replace the old wooden ones. It was torn down in 2004. Three toreros and banderilleros surround a large bull, goating him by waving their "capotes" (capes) to get the enraged animal to charge at them. Though the bleachers are not visible from this angle, the arena was filled to capacity with eager spectators.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00102444 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-009-748 8x10 CARL0005147568 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37681