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Los Feliz view and construction shadow
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
Circa 1939
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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.
In 1951, the St. Casimir Lithuanian Catholic Church opened on the vacant lot shown here. The vacant lots surrounding the apartment complex at 2806-2820 St. George Street were later developed for other apartments.
Looking northeast from a vacant lot on the corner of St. George Street (left) and Griffith Park Boulevard (foreground), showing the shadow of the construction of an apartment building at 2718 St. George Street, various homes and apartments, including the courtyard apartment complex at 2806-2820 St. George Street, home of Herman and Ethel Schultheis (center). Beyond that are the Rowena Reservoir, lined with palms (upper center), and the faintly visible Verdugo and San Gabriel mountain ranges.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-861 8x10
Dwellings--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Apartments--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Reservoirs--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
St. George Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Griffith Park Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Rowena Reservoir (Calif.)
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)
Verdugo Mountains (Calif.)
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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