Saturday, August 7, 2021

Come and Bring Your Wife and Child/Harold Lloyd is Running Wild! -- August 7, 2021

Moving Picture World, 13-August-1921

Hal Roach placed this gigantic four-page ad for Harold Lloyd's two-reeler "I Do." It featured his future wife Mildred Davis. It was directed by Fred Newmeyer. Roach was trying to stress that the comic shorts were as important as the feature films.

Americus Times-Recorder, 04-August-1921

Hal Roach placed a series of nice ads in the Americus, Georgia Times-Recorder, for Harold's "Among Those Present" and "Now or Never," a three-reeler.

Americus Times-Recorder, 16-August-1921
Look at Harold and Mildred's eyes. 

Americus Times-Recorder, 18-August-1921

This one has a nice photo of Mildred.

Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, 20-August-1921

"Bumping Into Broadway," a 1919 Harold Lloyd two-reeler featuring Bebe Daniels and Snub Pollard, was still in release.

Moving Picture World, 27-August-1921

At the same time, Pathé was rereleasing Harold's one-reel glasses character pictures, which featured Bebe Daniels and Snub Pollard.

Moving Picture World, 20-August-1921

"Rainbow Island" was a one-reeler originally released in 1917.

Moving Picture World, 13-August-1921

In order to increase the Lloyd supply, Hal Roach was making a series of one-reelers starring Harold's brother, Gaylord Lloyd. I have not gotten a lot of amusement from the Gaylord Lloyd movies I have seen. As can be seen from the ad, he adopted Harold's old Lonesome Luke character. I wonder if at least one of the movies was straight remake. In 1917, Harold appeared in "Luke's Trolley Troubles," while in 1921, Gaylord appeared in "Trolley Trouble."


Washington Times, 19-August-1921

I love George Herriman's Krazy Kat. An advance man gives Krazy Kat and Ignatz tickets to a lecture on "the beauties and delights of blue Sundays." Blue laws forbade many types of business and recreation on Sundays. Krazy and Ignatz decide instead to go see Harold Lloyd in "Now or Never," and the advance man is sitting behind them. I love George Herriman's Krazy Kat. Be sure to click on the image to see a larger version.

Washington Evening Star, 18-June-1921

Washington Times, 03-June-1918

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