Title supplied by cataloger.; Original photograph has creases. Harold Lloyd was born on April 20, 1893 in Burchard Nebraska. He was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who is best known for his silent comedy films. He was also a founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was one of the most popular actors of the silent film era along with Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Lloyd's performance hanging from the hands of a clock high above the street in Safety Last! (1923) is one of the most iconic images in all of cinema. Lloyd began acting at the age of 20 and became friends with filmmaker Hal Roach. In 1919 he was seriously injured while holding what he thought was a prop bomb. It exploded, causing him to lose the thumb and forefinger of his right hand. By 1921 Lloyd and Roach moved from short films to feature length comedies. The films were popular and highly profitable, making him one of the wealthiest and most influential figures in early Hollywood. Lloyd married actress Mildred Davis on Saturday, February 10, 1923 in Los Angeles. The couple had three children (one adopted). After the silent film era, his popularity waned and he basically retired from film. In 1944 he became director and host of a radio anthology series that lasted only one season. He became involved in civic and charity work and experimented with photography. He died on March 8, 1971.; Mildred Hillary Davis was born on February 22, 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an American actress who appeared in many of Harold Lloyd's classic silent comedies and eventually became his wife. She was very active in the Beverly Hills social scene often hosting parties at their Beverly Hills mansion, Greenacres. She died on August 18, 1969. Pictured from left to right, Harold Lloyd, Mrs. Harold Lloyd, Mrs. Edward Sears, John Summer, Edward Sears. The group is smiling and dressed in formal attire. The women have flowers in their hair and the men have flowers in their lapels. Event is unknown. Photograph dated April 25, 1938.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Lloyd, Harold,--1893-1971 Davis, Mildred,--1900?-1969 Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Comedians--United States Flowers--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs