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Lee Allen Phillips House
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
[ca. 1937]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
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.
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.
Designed by Myron Hunt and Silas Burns and built in 1913, this large Tudor Revival residence stood until around 1970, when a group of doctors paid $1 million for the property on which to build West Adams Community Hospital, later Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center.
Exterior of the residence, once owned by the Lee Allen Phillips family, at #4 Berkeley Square in the West Adams District.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-032 8x10
Lee Allen Phillips House (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mansions--California--West Adams (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--West Adams (Los Angeles)
Architecture, Domestic--California--West Adams (Los Angeles)--English influences
Streets--California--West Adams (Los Angeles)
Gated communities--California--West Adams (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--West Adams (Los Angeles)
Berkeley Square (Los Angeles, Calif.)
West Adams (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Hunt & Burns

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