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Title
California Incline, Santa Monica
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
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
Collection
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.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Herman J. Schultheis was born in Aachen, Germany in 1900, and immigrated to the United States in the min-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 Santa Monica, cars travel up and down the California Incline, also known as the California Avenue Incline Bridge, which connects Ocean Avenue to the Roosevelt Highway, later the Pacific Coast Highway. Beach-front homes are seen in the center and a glimpse of Palisades Park is seen in the upper right.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00030507
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-824 8x10
CARL0005150301
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35866
Subject
Automobiles--California--Santa Monica
Beaches--California--Santa Monica
Dwellings--California--Santa Monica
Palms--California--Santa Monica
Parks--California--Santa Monica
Express highways--California, Southern
Mountains--California, Southern
Coasts--California, Southern
California Avenue Incline Bridge (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Palisades Park (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Ocean
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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