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Oral history interview with Harold Lloyd, 1959

Creator: Lloyd, Harold, 1893-1971
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 76 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Film comedian, director

Scope and Contents

Introduction to film; reminiscences of early career: Hal Roach, Mack Sennett; creation of Lonesome Luke, use of horn-rimmed glasses as trademark; discussion of films, "Grandma's Voice," filming of "Safety Last"; conversion to sound, progress in film, making of his first sound film, silent film theory; "Mad Wednesday," and Preston Sturges. Audio is comprised of the interview and the narrator's excerpts from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"


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