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Albert Sheetz Mission Candy Company
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
[ca. 1937]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
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.
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.
Albert Sheetz Mission Candy Company (450 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills) was also a bakery and fountain serving ice cream according to the signage on the front and sides of this Art Deco building. Cars line the curb in this image taken from the corner, which includes a cocktail lounge on Burton Way and Pioneer on Canon Drive.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-263 8x10
Albert Sheetz Mission Candy Company (Beverly Hils, Calif.)
Confectioneries--California--Beverly Hills
Bakeries--California--Beverly Hills
Soda fountains--California--Beverly Hills
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Beverly Hills
Automobiles--California--Beverly Hills
Streets--California--Beverly Hills
Burton Way (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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