Lost & Found: The Los Angeles Photographs of Herman Schultheis

Herman Schultheis was many things; engineer, photographer, archealogist, 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 from their respective books and engage in conversation about the work of Herman Schultheis, followed by Q&A and book signing.

This free program is sponsored by Photo Friends LAPL and generously sponsored by Christy & Stephen McAvoy