HAROLD LLOYD - CHECK SIGNED & ENDORSED 12/24/1952 - HFSID 154126
Sale Price $450.00
Harold Lloyd makes out a check Cash for $50.00.
Partly printed check signed and endorsed: "Harold Lloyd" and endorsed on verso "Harold Lloyd", 6¼x2¾. (Hollywood, California), 1952 December 24. Thesilent screen comedian makes a check, drawn on the California Bank, payable to Cash for $50.00. HaroldLloyd (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. Show-through from bank stamping on verso and cancellation holes are not near signature. Fine example.
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