HAROLD LLOYD - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 256852
Sale Price $1,275.00
10¼x13¾ publicity photograph of Harold Lloyd wearing a straw hat and suit and tie.
Large Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Jess Hoaglin/Wishing you & your/Pleasant Hill Theatre/all success/Harold Lloyd". B/w, 10¼x13¾. Lloyd made his film debut in 1912 with the Edison Company as an extra. In the next few years, he had bit parts in Keystone and Universal comedies. In 1916-1917,Lloyd appeared in about 100 shorts for Hal Roach as Lonesome Luke, a character they created. In 1917, Roach experimented with a new character for Lloyd: an average young man wearing a pair of oversized black horn-rimmed glasses that were to become Lloyd's trademark for the rest of his brilliant comedy career. The thrill-comedy situations involving dangerous stunts were characteristic of his films. Lloyd dangling from atop a skyscraper with nothing to hold on to but the hand of a clock (Safety Last, 1923) is one of the most famous scenes in the history of film comedy. No doubles were ever used. In the 1920s, his films often outdrew at the box office those of his rivals, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Fine condition.
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