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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 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. The Spanish and French Renaissance style La Monica Ballroom was designed by T.H. Eslick; it opened on July 23, 1924 and was demolished in 1963. Looking out from Palisades Park towards the La Monica Ballroom on the Santa Monica Pier. Beachgoers cover the beach and many boats are docked in the bay.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00030349 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-005-137 8x10 CARL0005153388 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35871
La Monica Ballroom (Santa Monica, Calif.) Parks--California--Santa Monica Beaches--California--Santa Monica Beachgoers--California--Santa Monica Ballrooms--California--Santa Monica Piers--California--Santa Monica Boats and boating--California--Santa Monica Palms--California--Santa Monica Lost architecture--California--Santa Monica Architecture--California--Santa Monica--Spanish influences Architecture--California--Santa Monica--French influences Palisades Park (Santa Monica, Calif.) Santa Monica Pier (Santa Monica, Calif.) Santa Monica (Calif.) Pacific Ocean Schultheis Collection photographs Eslick, T.S