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. Twin Lakes Park was a privately owned planned community in the foothills of the Santa Susana Mountains, one mile North of Chatsworth. In the 1920s and 30s the community consisted of a 500 acre park, two fully stocked lakes, a country club, and picnic areas. The architect Robert Stacy-Judd designed and built the distinctive Mayan observation building on one of the lakes. Remnants of the dams can still be found in the arroyos around the community of Twin Lakes, north of the Simi Valley Freeway between Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Canoga Avenue. A passenger tests the breeze by letting his arm hang out the window of a car traveling under a rock outcropping in Twin Lakes Park.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Outcrops (Geology)--California--Los Angeles County Roads--California--Los Angeles County Automobiles--California--Los Angeles County Mountains--California, Southern Santa Susana Mountains (Calif.) Twin Lakes Park (Los Angeles County, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs