The Harold Lloyd Collection
This remarkable collection of feature films, shorts, and stills contains iconic imagery covering a wide range of emotions and characters; comedic romance, daredevil physical feats, the All-American go-getter with unwavering confidence, the starving vagrant or the wealthy socialite - Harold Lloyd's characters always leave a lasting impression!
Harold Lloyd hanging from the hands of a clock high above the street in Safety Last! (1923) is one of the most enduring images in all of cinema. Between 1914 and 1947 Harold Lloyd made nearly 200 films.
In the late 40s, Harold developed an interest in photography and traveled the world taking amazing pictures, including experiments in 3D format.
Global ImageWorks proudly represents the clip licensing for all of Harold Lloyd's surviving films, including the image and likeness of Harold on behalf of the Estate. Each film has been remastered with new copyrights, and in some cases, new score music.
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About Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd has been called the cinema's "first man in space." His comedy wasn't imported from Vaudeville like his contemporaries, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. He shed the comedic clown personas prevalent in comedy and pioneered romantic comedy by putting the ordinary guy up on the screen - a young man in horned-rimmed glasses, with faults and fears, "the boy next door."
Harold was an innovator in the movie business. He pioneered new camera techniques and was one of the first filmmakers to preview his comedies to a test audience, and then re-shoot, re-cut and preview them again.
With hits like, "The Freshman," "The Kid Brother," and "Speedy," Harold Lloyd was the number one box office star two years in a row. In 1928, Variety proclaimed him the highest paid film star.
Folks who wore glasses, in those days, were hopelessly pegged as studious and calm. Lloyd's trademark enthusiasm and active mobility were in direct contradiction with the stereotype.