HAROLD LLOYD - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 49070
HAROLD LLOYD Black and white publicity photogaprh of Harold Lloyd with his wife Mildred Davis Lloyd. Photograph inscribed and signed: "Our Very Best Wishes/For - Mrs. T.J. Benthall - 'Rainbow'/Mr and Mrs Harold Lloyd". B/w, 8x10. Photograph by Gene Kornman (stamp on verso).
Sale Price $850.00
Black and white publicity photogaprh of Harold Lloyd with his wife Mildred Davis Lloyd.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "Our Very Best Wishes/For - Mrs. T.J. Benthall - 'Rainbow'/Mr and Mrs Harold Lloyd". B/w, 8x10. Photograph by Gene Kornman (stamp on verso). Lloyd and his wife, Mildred Davis Lloyd, were married from February 10, 1923 until her death on August 18, 1969. The Lloyds were the parents of three children, Marjorie Elisabeth Lloyd (born in 1924; adopted in 1929), actor Harold Lloyd, Jr. (born in 1931) and Gloria Lloyd Roberts (born in 1924). They made their home in "Green Acres", a mansion with 44 rooms, 26 baths, 12 fountains and 12 gardens (the home is on the National Register of Historic Places). Comedian/actor Harold Lloyd (1894-1971) made his film debut in 1912 with the Edison Company as an extra. Over 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. Despite his bookish look, Lloyd's films were characterized by comedy situations involving dangerous stunts in which no doubles were ever used, resulting in Lloyd being nicknamed "The King of Daredevils". 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. In the 1920s, his films often outdrew those of his rivals, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, at the box office. Lightly creased and soiled at blank margins. Diagonal surface crease at Lloyd's shoulder. Silvered at upper portion, touching Mrs. Lloyd's hair. Ink and pencil notes (unknown hand, possibly the recipient's) on verso (no show through). Overall, fine condition.
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