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Ethel Schultheis and parents enjoy lunch at the Palms Grill
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 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
The building at 5931 Hollywood Boulevard, built in 1936, has been incorporated into the Salvation Army Tabernacle senior housing complex, and was determined eligible for listing on the California Register.
Ethel Schultheis and her parents enjoy patio dining under an umbrella at the Streamline Moderne style Palms Grill. Ethel's father, Theodore Wisloh, was born in 1879, and her mother, Marie Flora Wisloh (formerly Eveland), was one year younger than her husband.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-177 8x10
Schultheis, Ethel
Palms Grill (Restaurant : Hollywood, Calif.)
Restaurants--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Bars (Drinking establishments)--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Eating & drinking--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Schultheis Collection photographs
Time Period

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