One of the most significant contributors to the early years of the motion picture industry, Harold Lloyd was also a shrewd businessman and became the wealthiest man in Hollywood at the peak of his career. Perhaps more than any other major star of the silent era, his characters mirrored his times and captivated his contemporaries. His experiments with camera placement and motion were vital to the evolution of filmmaking techniques.
This book includes a short biography of Lloyd and detailed information about all of his performances. The biography overviews his childhood, his adolescent stage career, his work in silent and talking pictures, his family life, and the work of his major contemporaries. A chapter on his film work includes entries for all of his shorts and features, including cameo roles and newsreels. Other chapters describe Lloyd's radio and television work, sheet music and recordings inspired by his films, and his many awards and honors. An annotated bibliography cites books, magazines, newspapers, oral histories, and interviews. Eleven photographs illustrate his work.
." . .this book should be required reading for all serious students of silent American cinema."-Richard Correll Warner Bros. Television
|Chronology of Events in the life of Harold Lloyd Biography: Harold Clayton Lloyd Film Work|
|Radio Work Television Work Music and Recordings Awards, Honors and Tributes|
|Appendix: Greenacres On Film and Television|
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Series: Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts S.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 25th May 1994
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.63