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TitleÂ 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 fisherman clutches a mesh sack between his knees while trying to unhook a fish from his line at Malibu Lake. He is standing on moss by a tree next to a lake so full of lily pads that it is impossible to see the water. His fishing rod lies on the ground out of the way.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
00097099 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-006-886 8x10 CARL0005070442 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37287
Fishermen--California--Los Angeles County Fishing--California--Los Angeles County Fishing rods--California--Los Angeles County Fishes--California--Los Angeles County Water lilies--California--Los Angeles County Lakes--California--Los Angeles County Unincorporated areas--California--Los Angeles County Malibu Lake (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs