Technicolor exec Robert J. Schulte dies at 92

Head of film vaults at company for 56 years

Longtime Technicolor exec Bob Schulte, died Aug. 31 in Mission Hills, Calif. He was 92.

Funeral services and internment will be Saturday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, (310) 836-7387.

Schulte began working for Technicolor Corp. in 1946, long before it moved from Hollywood to Universal City. He retired from Technicolor at age 87, after 56 years of service as head of Technicolor’s film vaults and chief locator of lost film. 

He was born and raised in Covington, Ky. and served in WWII. During the war, he landed at Omaha Beach and engaged in the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured by German forces on Christmas Day 1944 and was forced marched 500 miles in the snow into what became East Germany, to a prisoner of war camp that six months later was liberated by the Russians.

He is survived by his wife Helen and daughter Valerie, Deputy General Counsel at the National Association of Broadcasters.

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