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Title
Waterfall on Harold Lloyd estate
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes and 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.
Pictured is a 100 foot waterfall on the estate of Harold Lloyd in Beverly Hills. Photograph dated December 23, 1937.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00110704
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 330
CARL0005356055
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/33986
Subject
Lloyd, Harold,--1893-1971--Homes and haunts
Greenacres (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Waterfalls--California--Beverly Hills
Trees--California--Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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