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Little girl on South Coast Highway and Forest in Laguna Beach
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
A little girl stands in front of a sign reads "this gate hangs well, and hinders none, refresh and rest, then travel on" in this view looking north on South Coast Highway at Forest Avenue (right) in Laguna Beach. Sand pails and Kodak services are available at the newsstand. The new 1938 Streamline Moderne style Bank of America (290 South Coast Highway) on the corner of Forest and a painter's palette-shaped sign for the Festival of Arts can be seen in front of other businesses on South Coast Highway (left of center).
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-009-161 8x10
Bank of America
Girls--California--Laguna Beach
Vending stands--California--Laguna Beach
Stores & shops--California--Laguna Beach
Central business districts--California--Laguna Beach
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Laguna Beach
Bank buildings--California--Laguna Beach
Signs and signboards--California--Laguna Beach
Automobiles--California--Laguna Beach
Streets--California--Laguna Beach
Forest Avenue (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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