Harold Lloyd - “From Hand To Mouth” (1920)

labelleboheme:

Happy birthday to one of the greatest comedians of the silent cinema!
Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. | April 20, 1893 — March 8, 1971

"His quiet, reassurring knowledge of his art and how to get the job done was something that stuck with me. His authority and understanding, coupled with his great vitality, is what made him one of the greatest comedians of our time. His incomparable timing, his awareness of material, his enchanting quality of being able to develop what I call a “sense of play,” and his ability to execute them all with a complete sense of credibility, are all the things that made Harold Lloyd a giant among giants."

— Lucille Ball

Harold and a pretty girl flirt with elbows in “Hey There” (1918)

I hope everyone will watch at least one Lloyd movie today, on his birthday, and much, much love and appreciation to all of you! xoxo

I do want to say working in comedy, and having them presented to, more or less, people all over the world, fortunately, that it has been a great satisfaction, because I think when you can give people a little rest from their everyday, ordinary complexities, there’s a certain satisfaction about it. So, it’s been a real pleasure. And I think that if I were able to start over again, that I would still be very happy to choose the vocation that I have chosen. As I say, it’s been a real pleasure.
Harold Lloyd (from “Interview With Harold Lloyd” UCLA, 1955 by Arthur Friedman)

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)

"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."

oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Birthday Harold Lloyd (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971)

oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Birthday Harold Lloyd (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971)


Happy birthday Harold Lloyd! — April 20, 1893-March 8, 1971

Happy birthday Harold Lloyd! — April 20, 1893-March 8, 1971

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Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis

Awww, this is wonderful!

et-sally:

Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis

Awww, this is wonderful!

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)

"Laughter is the Universal language.  It establishes a common identity among people - regardless of other differences.  It is the sweetest sound in the whole world." - Harold Lloyd

The most important quality that Harold Lloyd brought to the screen was hope, and I think we all need that. So his hope and his positiveness mark him out as a person to identify with, now and forever.
Robert Wagner, actor and Lloyd family friend

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)

"There is more magic in a pair of horn-rimmed glasses than the opticians dream of, nor did I guess the half of it when I put them on in 1917."

 

Harold Lloyd (April 20th, 1893 - March 3rd, 1971)  and Mildred Davis - Detail from a lobby card for “From Hand To Mouth” (1919)

Harold Lloyd (April 20th, 1893 - March 3rd, 1971)  and Mildred Davis - Detail from a lobby card for “From Hand To Mouth” (1919)

Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd  (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)

"My humor was never cruel or cynical.  We just took life and poked fun at it.  We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers.  We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."


A little, teeny, tiny baby Harold Lloyd- c. 1894
Harold’s birthday is almost here, so I thought it would be fun to post this one in anticipation!

A little, teeny, tiny baby Harold Lloyd- c. 1894

Harold’s birthday is almost here, so I thought it would be fun to post this one in anticipation!


Harold Lloyd - “Bumping Into Broadway” (1919)

Harold Lloyd - “Bumping Into Broadway” (1919)