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Santa Monica Pier from Palisades Park
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
Rights Information
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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 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
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-137 8x10
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

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