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. In 1896 Griffith J. Griffith donated over 3000 acres of Rancho Los Felis to the City of Los Angeles to create a public park in his name. Mount Hollywood, the highest peak of the park, rises to an elevation of 1640 feet. Griffith Park was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #942 in 2009.; Built in 1923 by Harry Chandler as billboard for his Hollywoodland real estate development, the Hollywood Sign located on the top of Mount Lee was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #111 in 1973. View of the Hollywood sign from Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
Hollywood Sign (Los Angeles, Calif.) Parks--California--Los Angeles Mountains--California, Southern Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.) Mount Hollywood (Calif.) Mount Lee (Calif.) Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Landscape photographs Schultheis Collection photographs