Monday, June 8th, 2009
Itâ€™s going to be a fantastic Hollywood Salon on Monday night, June 8th…Â Â Weâ€™ll be celebrating the life and works of legendary silent film star, HAROLD LLOYD. And joining us – live and in person – will be Haroldâ€™s granddaughter, SUZANNE LLOYD.Â Â She will be showing highlights of Haroldâ€™s classic films, and will bring some of his private memorabilia, including his Oscar.Â Come and hear her personal memories of her grandfather and her stories of growing up at Greenacres, Haroldâ€™s famous 44-room Beverly Hills mansion.Â Â Â Suzanne has long held the rights to all of Haroldâ€™s films, images and photographs — youâ€™ll want to hear her plans for bringing Haroldâ€™s work into this era (maybe with the help of the Nebraska Coast Connection!)Â Coming to Hollywood from Burchard, Nebraska, Harold Lloyd became one of the most successful actors of his time.Â He was the most popular and prolific film comedian of the roaring twenties, making over 200 comedy films between 1914 and 1947.Â In later years, he pioneered 3D technology and was an avid photographer of nude models.Â (Suzanne will bring her recent book of some of this work, Harold Lloydâ€™s Hollywood Nudes in 3D!)Â To learn more about Harold Lloyd: www.haroldlloyd.com www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lloyd It will be a great night at our Harold Lloyd celebration at the Salon in Culver City Please
Hereâ€™s some little known facts about Harold Lloyd:
***Born in Burchard, Nebraska, Harold first tried his hand at acting in Omaha.Â A coin toss sent him to California!
***He was the top performer in motion pictures in the 1920s and soon the richest star in Hollywood!
***Early in his career, a prop bomb blew off part of his hand, and he invented a special glove to hide his injury.Â All the daredevil stunts he performed in his films were with ONE good hand!
***He built the finest mansion in Beverly Hills, and named it Greenacres after his Nebraska roots!
***Harold invented the comedy preview. His films were a marvel of technical achievements.Â He later pioneered 3D photography and even took 3D photos of Marilyn Monroe in her bikini by his pool!
There will be lots more to learn about Harold from his granddaughter, SUZANNE LLOYD, when she joins us at the Salon on Monday.