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L.A. in Focus: Lost & Found - The Los Angeles Photographs of Herman Schultheis


Thursday, September 11, 2014


6:00pm to 8:00pm


Mark Taper Auditorium



Reservations not required. Doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the program. 


Herman Schultheis was many things; engineer, photographer, archaeologist, piano prodigy. A German immigrant who came to Los Angeles in 1937 with his New Jersey-born wife, Ethel, Herman embraced Los Angeles as his hometown, shooting over 6,000 photos of the city in the late 1930s. a period when he was briefly employed as an effects engineer for the Walt Disney Studio. 

John Canemaker, author of The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis and the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic and Christina Rice, Senior Librarian of the LAPL Photo Collection and editor of How We Worked, How We Played – Herman Schultheis and Los Angeles in the 1930s will read a chapter from their respective books and engage in conversation about the work of Herman Schultheis, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.