Harold Lloyd: Comedy Royalty
By Kyle Anderson on December 10, 2010
Lately, I’ve been watching heaps and gobs of old silent comedies and enjoying them profoundly. Most people know about Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton, and they’re both absolutely phenomenal, but I have found myself most impressed by the work of Harold Lloyd. You’ve probably seen him once or twice; he’s the guy with the round glasses and smart suit. What he truly was the everyman, the personification of 1920s middle-class. His output mainly consisted of romantic comedies, but all of them had big, impressive stunt-based set pieces, all of which were performed by Mr. Lloyd himself.
His comedies are still hysterical today and a lot funnier than some of the garbage Hollywood turns out lately. If you get the chance, check out his films Safety Last and The Freshman. He deserves a lot more recognition than I think he gets. Just take a gander at this.
Thanks to YouTube user MsBluecat.