Saturday, March 5 at 2:30pm
Remembered today as the "third genius" of silent comedy, Harold Lloyd began his film career in 1913 as an extra and worked his way up to being one of the top box office stars of the 1920s. Teamed in a partnership with the young Hal Roach, Harold went from a run of the mill knockabout as the Chaplin inspired character of Lonesome Luke, to the more nuanced and sophisticated physical comedy of his "glasses character". Credited with creating the preview system for trying out films, Lloyd was an innovative producer whose features were constructed on lavish budgets with the precision of a Swiss watch. Today’s films, HIGH AND DIZZY ('20) and "NUMBER, PLEASE?” ('20) show him at the peak of his 2-reel form and ready to move into features. Rounding out the show is Chaplin’s THE PAWNSHOP ('16) and THE HIGH SIGN ('21) with Buster Keaton.
All programs will be held at the Bruno Walter Auditorium
at the Library for the Performing Arts, located at
111 Amsterdam Ave between W 64th and W 65th Streets.
Click on theatre/tkts for theater details and info on
guaranteed seating. Admission for all shows is free.
Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model at all shows.
Series programmed by Bruce Lawton.
Find out about the latest releases and exhibition of classic films.
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