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Title
Harold Lloyd's children
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1932
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; The photograph was printed in reverse; Gloria is on the right.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
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 Gloria Lloyd, the eldest Lloyd child, was born in 1924. She became a model and actress and died in 2012. Marjorie Elizabeth "Peggy" Lloyd was born in 1925 and was adopted by the Lloyds in 1930. She was also a model and actress. She died in 1986. 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 September 19, 1932 reads "Preparing for a trip to France, Harold Lloyd's three children, Gloria, left, Harold jr. and Mildred Clo, are pictured as they posed for passport photos before leaving with their mother this week to join their father in New York. The family will sail on the Bremen, and the children will spend the winter at Cannes." Mildred Clo, actually Marjorie Elizabeth Lloyd, was adopted by the Lloyds in 1930 and was called "Peggy" most of her life.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00110696
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 330
CARL0005355655
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/33974
Subject
Lloyd, Harold,--Jr.,--1931-1971
Lloyd, Mildred Gloria
Lloyd, Marjorie Elizabeth
Lloyd, Harold,--1893-1971--Family
Children of celebrities--United States
Brothers and sisters--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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