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Harold Lloyd This Week on TCM

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Hello Everyone,

In the 1970's and early 80's in San Diego, there was a movie/theater critic by the name of Lawrence Gross on one of the local t.v. channels. He used to make reference to, and recommend to viewers, to occasionally look at the background that was going by, while viewing a movie. This goes double for the silents!

Been watching the above mentioned movies these past few days and have been, indeed, watching a very nostalgic view of Los Angeles in some of the movies being aired on TCM. "Safety Last" and "Girl Shy" seemed to have the most of Los Angeles/Culver City streets and landmarks in the background. It is a fascinating way to see what L.A. looked like 90 or so years ago. Homes, big homes, with large lawns [in Girl Shy, you can see one home with sprinklers, watering the lawn].

Was wondering if there were any Harold Lloyd aficionados on the boards. I would be most grateful if they would care to respond to my inquiry; can you name another film of two of Lloyd's which included a good view of L.A. background, while the film was being produced? Any other silent films with an equivalent view of L.A.? The famous Laurel and Hardy "Music Box" is one such movie that comes to mind.

Many thanks for taking the time to respond!

 

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