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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. Stairs lead up to the El Adobe Studio at 5205 Hollywood Boulevard, which is above the open air El Adobe grocery store, located at 5203. Two painted Spanish signs can be seen, "carneceria" above the market, and "bienvenidos" above the studio door. There are also two hanging signs that advertise "Al Jarvis records," and "Walter Johnson General Contractor," as well as a temporary cart set up in the parking lot.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00097471 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-006-799 8x10 CARL0005068903 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36813
Grocery stores--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Stores & shops--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)--Spanish influences Signs and signboards--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Hollywood Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs