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Harold Lloyd Jr
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.; Harold Lloyd, Jr. was born in 1931 and as an adult sang, acted in a few films and worked in production in some of his father's compilation films. He was gay, which his parents accepted, but he led a troubled life, finding it difficult to live in the shadow of his famous dad. He died in 1971, not long after his father.
Photograph caption dated January 25, 1932 reads "Photo shows Harold Lloyd jr., son of Harold Lloyd, famous film comedian, on his first birthday today. The young man, who weighed only 2 pounds 14 ounces at birth and spent his first weeks of life in an incubator, now is normal in every respect, weighs 20 pounds, is 30 inches tall and is beginning to walk. His father calls him 'Bud.'" The child is pictured in a baby carriage and is holding a toy.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 330
Lloyd, Harold,--Jr.,--1931-1971
Lloyd, Harold,--1893-1971--Family
Infants--California--Los Angeles
Baby carriages--California--Los Angeles
Toys--California--Los Angeles
Children of celebrities--United States
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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