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 Warner Brothers Downtown Theatre, previously the Pantages Theatre, located at 401 W. 7th Street, was designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca in the Greek revival style in 1919, and opened on August 16, 1920. A streetcar rushes by just as this shot is being taken so the bottom of the Warner Brothers Downtown Theater is hidden but both signs are visible, as is an interesting hanging light and the crowds on the sidewalk in this view of Seventh looking north towards Hill.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
Warner Downtown Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.) Motion picture theaters--California--Los Angeles Greek revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Street-railroads--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Seventh Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Priteca, B. Marcus(Bernard Marcus)