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Back in the 80s I used to watch a TV series that had compilations of Harold LLoyd stunts. IT had a theme tune that went "Hooray for Harold LLoyd ..... a pair of glasses and a smile". Was this a re-edited version of of the World of Comedy and The Funny Side of Life films? Jooler 21:52, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
"Glass" not "Glasses"
Suzanne Lloyd and Annette D'Agostino Lloyd on the commentary for The Kid Brother (on the DVD boxed collection) says that Harold Lloyd called that character "the Glass character", not "the Glasses character", so I'm being bold and changing it! Signinstranger 21:53, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
Agreed, I don't think this is even a remotely controversial point. Every source originating from Lloyd himself of the Lloyd estate indicates that this character is properly called the "Glass Character." E.g., http://www.haroldlloyd.com/news/important.asp —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 04:02, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
This should not be changed back. His Character was the Glass Character. See http://www.haroldlloyd.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117:why-harold-lloyd-is-important&catid=44:articles&Itemid=174 188.8.131.52 (talk) 00:27, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
sorry to tag it, but I noticed use of such words as 'great' and 'legendary' easily remedied and I may do it later. ReverendG 14:43, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
If this is you (the guy who keeps changing the Chaplin and Lloyd articles), speak up. What exactly are you trying to do? I've reverted all of your edits as vandalism because you're pushing POV and are also changing the name of a film from "The Third Genius" to "The First Genius". Keep in mind that whether or not you think Harold Lloyd was first doesn't matter - the name of the film is "The Third Genius", so don't change it. Esn 00:03, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
Worth mentioning that his name is directly homaged in the popular 1994 movie Dumb and Dumber - where the two main characters are called Harry and Lloyd?
Barcelona Trailer, 1929
I see dans one book Spanish dedicated to movies in Spanish produced by Hollyood in the 30 years. CITA EN HOLLYWOOD (1991), Ediones Mensajero, Juan B. Heinink and Robert G. Dickson. BARCELONA TRAILER (1929), 60 minutes. For the Exposición Internacional de 1929 in Barcelona. Cast: Billie Dove, Louise Fazenda, Clara Bow, Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Raquel Torres, Lupe Velez, Farinita, Norma Shearer, Norma Taldmage, Gilbert Roland, Laura La Plante, Maurice Chevalier (this sing in Spanish!), Dolores del Rio and others. This movie is lost!!!!! --Estruch 22:24, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Lloyd is credited as being a film director in the opening paragraph. I can't find any example of this. He was a producer of most of his feature films, a couple of RKO films and his later compilations, however.--184.108.40.206 22:45, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
- He very rarely credited himself; he was pretty humble about that sort of thing. However, as I understand it, he pretty much had all of the ideas for what was going to be filmed. He just didn't do the actual filming. IMDB lists him as an uncredited director for a number of films, though you shouldn't necessarily trust IMDB, of course. Esn (talk) 09:04, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Template:Harold Lloyd has been nominated for deletion, as far as I can understand it, on the grounds that actors don't influence their films that much. Please have your say over here before this Wednesday (I think). Esn (talk) 09:04, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
HL’s Prosthetic hand wasn’t noticeable.
In the preamble, the section, “the injury was disguised on film with the use of a special prosthetic glove, though the glove often did not go by unnoticed.” is surely pure POV? Noticed by whom, exactly? The prosthetic glove designed for and worn by Harold Lloyd was virtually indistinguishable from a real hand, and his injury was a well kept secret for much of his acting career as a result. What may be confusing the issue is that he often wore regular gloves on screen, on both hands - sometimes with dark stitching on the seams across the backs of the hand - as well as bandages around his forearms: in doing so he sought to confuse, as it were, those viewers who did know he had a disability, as this disguised both his hands, given he was almost as capable with the damaged hand as with his good one. But the regular gloves should not be confused with the prosthetic. As something of a talisman and hommage to Lloyd , Michael Crawford took to wearing gloves while performing many of his slap-stick high-risk stunts on Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em. Jock123 (talk) 15:49, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
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Lloyd was born in Burchard, Nebraska, to James Darsie Lloyd (1865–1947) and Elizabeth Fraser (1869–1941); Harold's paternal great-grandparents were all from Wales. Young Harold was named for his paternal grandfather. Harold had an older brother, Gaylord (1888-1943), five years his senior. Like his younger brother, Gaylord acted in motion pictures, but his career was nowhere near as renowned as Harold's. Among other roles, he acted in 1921's "Disraeli" starring the famous George Arliss. With Harold's help, there were even efforts to turn him into a comedy star. He eventually went on to become a film executive. When Harold was a child, his parents divorced and Lloyd chose to stay with his father. Despite this, he and his brother always remained close to their mother. Harold's father was always dreaming up grand get-rich-quick schemes that ended in disasters. They eventually ended up in Omaha where Lloyd had his first acting experience in a local stock company. He attended East High School and San Diego High School and received his stage training at the School of Dramatic Art (San Diego). In 1912, his father J. Darsie "Foxy" Lloyd was awarded the then-massive sum of $6,000 in a personal injury judgment (although this was split evenly between Lloyd and his lawyer) after being run over by an Omaha beer truck. Reportedly, on the toss of a coin ("Heads is New York or Nashville or where I decide!, tails is San Diego"), he and Lloyd moved west.
Lloyd had acted in various Vaudeville acts in theaters since boyhood, and started acting in one-reel film comedies shortly after moving to California. He soon began working with Thomas Edison's motion picture company, and eventually formed a partnership with fellow struggling actor and director Hal Roach, who had formed his own studio in 1913. The hard-working Lloyd became the most successful of Roach's comic actors between 1915 and 1919.
Davis retired from acting in 1923, the year she and Lloyd were married, and Jobyna Ralston became Lloyd's co-star.From 1915 to 1917, Lloyd and Roach created more than 60 one-reel comedies.