November 26, 1990 |
True discoveries in American movies are rare anymore. But the UCLA Film Archive comes up with something special Thursday: the restored version of "Movie Crazy," an excellent Harold Lloyd sound comedy, complete with 14 minutes missing since 1949. Even in its shorter version, "Movie Crazy" is widely regarded as Lloyd's top talkie, despite competition from films by Leo McCarey and Preston Sturges.
December 18, 1989 |
Harold Lloyd Copyright Suit Filed: A trust set up by silent film star Harold C. Lloyd filed suit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Tuesday seeking to block the use of a picture of Lloyd on the cover of a videocassette catalogue. The suit charges that a firm called Video Yesteryear used a photograph of Lloyd without paying a fee to the Lloyd estate. The photo was from the film "Safety Last," in which Lloyd is shown clinging to the hands of a clock high above a street.
November 16, 1989 |
He came out of thin times in Nebraska and joined a touring theater company, determined to be a serious dramatic actor. He landed in the dusty, hand-cranked Hollywood of 1912 and chased jobs as a Western extra alongside a new pal named Hal Roach. More than Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton, both of whom had grown up in vaudeville, Harold Lloyd was an accidental comedian.
November 2, 1986 |
Silent screen star Harold Lloyd's home for 43 years is being spruced up for its new owner, Ted Field, but it has already been shown a few times to possible other buyers. When contacted, Paris Moskopoulos of Paris Realty in Beverly Hills, who represented Field in the purchase last May, conceded that the mansion, known as Greenacres, has attracted some buyer interest but that it is not being actively marketed. "We are renovating it, and Mr.
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January 4, 1986 |
Una Merkel, whose physical resemblance to Lillian Gish enabled her to embark on a dramatic career and whose talent kept her firmly at the thick of the productive actors who dominated Hollywood throughout the film industry's fabled years, died Thursday. The Kentucky-born Miss Merkel was 82 and was seen in the last of her 67 silent and sound pictures in 1966.