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Harold Lloyd

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Published: August 5, 2018
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Every year in August TCM runs their Summer Under the Stars programming where a different actor is featured each day of the month.  This year, two of my favorite vintage actors are being featured, and Harold Lloyd is first, so I knew I had to celebrate by doing another drawing.

I was first introduced to Harold sometime during the mid-2000s when his estate began to release DVD versions of his famous films - the first one I ever saw was Hot Water.  I wasn't much interested in silent films at the time, but when I rediscovered his work on Youtube a few years ago, it was all over for me!  Besides being completely adorable, Harold was an amazing athlete who performed incredible daredevil stunts in many of his films.  Plus a lot of his movies pioneered some of the tropes that we still see in romantic comedies and college films today, how crazy is that?  

I am posting this early to give you time to prepare or maybe to set your DVR, but Harold's day of programming is going to begin on August 7.  If you only watch one movie, it has to be Safety Last, which is airing at 8pm - it is definitely his most iconic role, you will probably recognize the clock scene as it has inspired a lot of similar shots in other movies.  The Freshman is also very good, but Why Worry is especially funny and Girl Shy is probably my favorite!
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kevinlaboratoryStudent Filmographer
That's cool.
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WickfieldHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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kevinlaboratoryStudent Filmographer
That's very good
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WickfieldHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MoonyMinaHobbyist General Artist
I hadn't heard about him before seeing this drawing, but you've sure made me want to see his movies!!
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WickfieldHobbyist Digital Artist
Well now's your chance!  They're showing almost all of them on TCM...but most of them are also available on Youtube, too. :)
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MoonyMinaHobbyist General Artist
I guess I will have to go with YouTube… no TCM in Europe...
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WickfieldHobbyist Digital Artist
That should work too, I watched almost all of his films on Youtube except for a few talkies I rented from Netflix. :)
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