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Title
Harold Lloyd with fellow Shriners
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1938
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Original photograph has several light spots.
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.; The Shriners, or Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.A.O.N.M.S.), were established in the U.S. in 1870 as an appendant body to Freemasonry. In order to be eligible for membership in the Shrine, a person must be a Master Mason in the Freemasonry Fraternity. Masons, or Freemasons, are members of the oldest and largest fraternity in the world. The basic, local organizational unit of Freemasonry is the lodge, and lodges are supervised at the regional level by a Grand Lodge. Each Grand Lodge is independent, and they do not necessarily recognize each other as being legitimate. The Freemason motto is "better men make a better world." Freemasonry stresses honor, personal responsibility and personal integrity and there is an obligation placed on every Mason to contribute to charity.
Harold Lloyd is pictured with two other men wearing Al Malaikah fezzes. Photograph dated June 9, 1938.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00110706
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 330
CARL0005356057
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/33988
Subject
Lloyd, Harold,--1893-1971
Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America
Freemasons
Fraternal organizations--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Comedians--United States
Fezzes--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles--Societies and clubs
Men--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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