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Title
Rite Spot Cafe, Eagle Rock
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1937]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
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.
Description
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.
Harry B. Carpenter founded the Carpenter's chain with his brother Charles and operated many locations in Los Angeles including: Sunset and Vine, Wilshire and Western, Wilshire and La Cienega, Wilshire and Vine, Pico and Vermont, Silver Lake and Glendale, and Sunset and Virgil. In 1936, after separating from his brother, Charles E. Carpenter opened three Carpenter's Cafes. A transitional project Carpenter's Village (606 E. Colorado in Glendale) combined a Rite Spot Cafe and Carpenter's drive-in. Next he opened the Rite Spot Cafe in Pasadena, but now considered Eagle Rock, and the Santa Anitan Cafe at Huntington and Colorado.
Side view of the drive-in restaurant, the Rite Spot Cafe, located at 1500 W. Colorado Street in Eagle Rock, showing some of the covered patio sets surrounding the parking lot. The awning on the left covers the counter dining area.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00100941
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-103.4 8x10
CARL0005118724
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/39811
Subject
Rite Spot Cafe
Drive-in restaurants--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Restaurants--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Umbrellas--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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