"a tremendous must-have volume...the most complete book on the comedian...written well and with authority...a worthy addition to any silent film library...[a] wonder of research...amazing in its detail and enthusiasm...packed with good solid info...valuable...photos are outstanding...a substantial reference work...research is strong"--Classic Images; "an intelligent...treatment of Lloyd's professional and personal life...a substantial bibliography and an indispensable master index...recommended"--Choice; "a scrupulously researched and detailed compendium"--Film Quarterly; "a fine supplement"--Big Reel; "arrangement of this biography is highly effective...highly recommended"--ARBA; "the definitive reference on the famous silent film comedy star"--Communication Booknotes Quarterly; "much of value...copiously illustrated with never-before-seen photos...I can't imagine that anyone who cares about this period won't find himself or herself getting lost in these pages"--Leonard Maltin.com; "dogged research...a scrupulous tribute...an exhaustive guide to the available literature...this is a gracious and generous tribute that is sure to become essential"--Audience.
Reseña del editor:
Harold Lloyd, born in 1893, became one of the greatest comic actors in America. This is a compendium of all things Lloyd, with entries on noteworthy persons, recurring themes, crucial elements of Lloyd's life (birth, education, marriage, family, hobbies, death, etc.), his prime co-stars and co-workers, the films that made him a legend (201 of them), and numerous other topics covering every facet of the man and the actor, all fully cross-referenced and accompanied by a vast collection of images and advertisements. Lacking the vaudeville training of his chief contemporaries, Lloyd nonetheless grew quickly from a gag technician to a skilled actor. In 1917, he created his famed Glass Character, but a live bomb amongst the props maimed his hand two years later. Keeping his handicap hidden by use of a revolutionary prosthetic, he continued to both charm and enthrall audiences. 'The action may be outlandish', he said of himself, 'but the characters - most particularly the central character - must not be'. An Appendix A lists the Lloyd shorts in the order produced, with the Production Code assigned by the Rolin Film Company officials. Appendix B is a proper filmography, listing each Lloyd film from 1913 to 1966 in chronological order.
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