HAROLD LLOYD - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 04/26/1958 - HFSID 289582
Sale Price $450.00
HAROLD LLOYDCheck for $36.83, written to the California Music Company. Check signed: "Harold Lloyd", 6¾x2¾. Hollywood, California, 1958 April 26. Un-numbered check, drawn on his personal account at the California bank, payable to California Music Co. for $36.83. Entirely filled out in Lloyd's hand. Harold Lloyd (1893-1971, born in Beverly Hills, California) 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. Between 1916 and 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.Lloyd's "go-getter" style, associated with the "roaring twenties," went out of fashion during the Depression, and he went into comfortable semi-retirement, returning for one final film in 1947. He was financially comfortable and involved in personal interests, including the Shriners. He did make one appearance on the Ed Sullivan show the year he signed this check. Vertical fold at center. Multiple ink stamps have bled lightly. Otherwise, fine condition.
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