Harold Lloyd

Actor Harold Lloyd

Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. was an American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies. Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and 1947.
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JP DEVINE: Jerry Lewis takes a bow - Morning Sentinel
Google News - over 6 years
Jerry is probably the last of the great clowns, the slapstick geniuses that filled our screens from Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. Like those greats, Jerry not only knows how to deliver a sight gag, but how to write, light,
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Hitchcock Blondes, Shipboard Affairs, Tropical Drama And Conversations with ... - TVbytheNumbers
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The Alloy Orchestra, an innovative three-man musical ensemble that has written and performed live accompaniment to classic silent films for more than two decades, will perform their original score for Harold Lloyd's delightful comedy Speedy (1928)
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Full Weekend at Music Mountain in Falls Village - Hartford Courant
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The evening will feature silent films such as Harold Lloyd's "Grandma's Boy" (1922) and Buster Keaton's "The High Sign" (1921) accompanied with live music by Donald Sosin on keyboard and singer Joanna Seaton on percussion. On Saturday Aug
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John Bengtson, archeologist of early cinema - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
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And just a couple of months ago, his trilogy was completed with the publication of Silent Visions: Discovering Early Hollywood and New York Through the Films of Harold Lloyd. Each features a forward by the Academy Award winning film historian Kevin
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Retrospective on great silent film comedians Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)
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There will also be a special screening of Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last!" (1923). Lloyd, a popular and influential contemporary comedian, ranks alongside Chaplin and Keaton and was renowned for his stunts. Playing the role of a glasses-wearing
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VCS to screen silent film, perform score - TheReporter.com
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The 1923 silent film "Safety Last," starring Harold Lloyd, with its justly famous building-climbing sequence, is not for those afraid of heights. After all, in those days the stunts were real -- directors and actors or their stand-ins used no wires,
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Apollo plans screening of classic comedy - Peoria Journal Star
Google News - over 6 years
By Anonymous Decades before Harry Potter popularized rounded eyeglasses, one of Hollywood's most popular comedy stars was the bespectacled Harold Lloyd, and downtown Peoria's Apollo Theater is showcasing him with a feature and a short subject on Aug
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Half Of A Lost Alfred Hitchcock Film Discovered In New Zealand - Cinema Blend
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This website estimates that only 10 or 15% of the movies made in the silent era-- that is, before synchronized sound came around in 1929-- exist to this day, and that includes movies from legends like DW Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Eric
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Kirk vs. Picard, part 2: What about Captain Sisko? - Entertainment Weekly
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And, yet, nobody ever seems to care much for a third choice when it's presented — I'm looking at you Harold Lloyd, Timothy Dalton, Wendy's, Ralph Nader. Earlier today, you witnessed my esteemed colleagues Darren Franich and Joseph Brannigan Lynch
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CALENDAR; Westchester
NYTimes - over 6 years
A guide to cultural and recreational events in the Hudson Valley. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to westweek@nytimes.com. Comedy PIERMONT The Turning Point Al Lubel. Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. $20. The Turning Point, 468 Piermont Avenue. turningpointcafe.com; (845) 359-1089. POUGHKEEPSIE Bananas Comedy Club Sig Olney.
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The Big Parade and The General Arrive at Academy's Summer of Silents 7/18 - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
At 7 pm John Bengston will offer insights into the Los Angeles filming locations of silent stars Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. The Medal of Honor, the first significant annual film award, pre-dating the establishment of the Oscars®,
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Legend3D trims local work force again - SignOnSanDiego.com
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The classic Harold Lloyd movie “Safety Last!” was originally filmed in 1923 in 2- D black and white. Legend3D of San Diego converted it into a 3-D color movie for today's audiences, part of the its growing conversion business
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Discovering Southland history through silent movies - 89.3 KPCC (blog)
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The large-format books are terrific compilations of movie stills, maps, and current photos of locations used in films by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd. The Lloyd book is just out. It's titled, Silent Visions: Discovering Early
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    CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Lloyd died at age 77 from prostate cancer on March 8, 1971, in Beverly Hills, California.
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  • 1969
    Davis died from a heart attack in 1969, two years before Lloyd's death.
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  • 1953
    In 1953, Lloyd received an Academy Honorary Award for being a "master comedian and good citizen".
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    He appeared as the Mystery Guest on What's My Line? on April 26, 1953, and twice on This Is Your Life: on March 10, 1954 for Mack Sennett, and again on December 14, 1955, on his own episode.
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  • 1949
    He was a Past Potentate of Al-Malaikah Shrine in Los Angeles, and was eventually selected as Imperial Potentate of the Shriners of North America for the year 1949–50. At the installation ceremony for this position on July 25, 1949, 90,000 people were present at Soldier Field, including then sitting U.S. President Harry S Truman, also a 33° Scottish Rite Mason.
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    He appeared as himself on several television shows during his retirement, first on Ed Sullivan's variety show Toast of the Town June 5, 1949, and again on July 6, 1958.
  • 1944
    In October 1944, Lloyd emerged as the director and host of The Old Gold Comedy Theater, an NBC radio anthology series, after Preston Sturges, who had turned the job down, recommended him for it.
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  • 1940
    In 1940, Lloyd joined a neighborhood improvement association in Beverly Hills that attempted to enforce the all-white covenant in court after a number of black actors and businessmen had begun buying properties in the area.
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  • 1927
    Harold Lloyd has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1927 his was only the fourth concrete ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, preserving his handprints, footprints, and autograph, along with the outline of his famed glasses (which were actually a pair of sunglasses with the lenses removed).
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  • 1926
    Lloyd's Beverly Hills home, "Greenacres", was built in 1926–1929, with 44 rooms, 26 bathrooms, 12 fountains, 12 gardens, and a nine-hole golf course.
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    In 1926, he became a 32° Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Los Angeles, California.
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  • 1925
    In 1925, at the height of his movie career, Lloyd entered into Freemasonry at the Alexander Hamilton Lodge No. 535 of Hollywood, advancing quickly through both the York Rite and Scottish Rite, and then joined Al Malaikah Shrine in Los Angeles.
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  • 1924
    In 1924, Lloyd formed his own independent film production company, the Harold Lloyd Film Corporation, with his films distributed by Pathé and later Paramount and Twentieth Century-Fox.
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    Lloyd and Roach parted ways in 1924, and Lloyd became the independent producer of his own films.
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  • 1923
    Lloyd married his leading lady, Mildred Davis, on Saturday, February 10, 1923 in Los Angeles.
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  • 1921
    Beginning in 1921, Roach and Lloyd moved from shorts to feature-length comedies.
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  • 1919
    Lloyd's career was not all laughs, however. In August 1919, while posing for some promotional still photographs in the Los Angeles Witzel Photography Studio, he was seriously injured holding a prop bomb thought merely to be a smoke pot.
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    Lloyd replaced Daniels with Mildred Davis in 1919.
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    In 1919, she left Lloyd to pursue her dramatic aspirations.
  • 1914
    Lloyd hired Bebe Daniels as a supporting actress in 1914; the two of them were involved romantically and were known as "The Boy" and "The Girl."
  • 1913
    Lloyd began collaborating with Roach who had formed his own studio in 1913.
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  • 1912
    Lloyd had acted in theater since a child, but in California he began acting in one-reel film comedies around 1912.
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  • 1910
    In 1910, after his father succumbed to several failed business ventures, Lloyd's parents divorced and his father moved with his son to San Diego.
  • 1893
    Lloyd was born in Burchard, Nebraska, on April 20, 1893, to James Darsie Lloyd and Sarah Elisabeth Fraser; his paternal great-grandparents were from Wales.
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