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Voted "Best Book of 2009" by Classic Images magazine!

You know the films. You know the characters. You may even know the man behind the glasses. But do you really know the events and happenings that most changed Harold Lloyd? That define him? The turning points in his life and career?

From birth to death, Harold Lloyd grew and evolved because of the things that were happening around him, and he was always aware of the importance of these events. These are the turning points that fashioned the magic...the coin flip that got him to California...meeting a fellow extra at Universal by the name of Hal Roach...creating his revolutionary Glass Character...a death-defying bomb accident...patenting his legendary thrill comedies...building his Greenacres...making a too-quick leap into sound...taking perpetual control of his films...deciding to raise his granddaughter...leaving two film compilations for posterity...not allowing his films to be aired on early television...winning his Oscar.

Friends, family, and Harold Lloyd himself, together with author Annette D'Agostino Lloyd, tell the story that gives us a clear picture of this comedy legend.

©2009 Annette D'Agostino Lloyd (P)2016 BearManor Media

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Fantastic!!!

As a lover of films in general, it was a real treat to get an inside scoop of one of the most influential performers in cinema, Harold Lloyd. My favorite of the silent film actors, it was nice to hear about his life on and off camera. Definitely worth reading or listening to. Well written, well performed and a fantastic subject!! Great job!! 👍👍

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  • Stephen Lennon
  • 04-26-21

Mostly great.

I very much enjoyed this book. There was so much information about Mr Lloyd , his life, and movies. But the loud piano music that came in at times was unnecessary and distracting. Also his son Harold Junior is barely mentioned which is a curious omission.