Friday, May 6, 2022

Harold Lloyd -- I'll Guarantee This Comedy to be the Funniest I Have Ever Made -- May 6, 2022

Chicago Tribune, 12-May-1922

The "Motion Picture Directory" of the Chicago Tribune has five images of Harold Lloyd and more listings for his movies than I can count.

Moving Picture World, 06-May-1922

Harold's first five-reel feature, Grandma's Boy, did well in previews in Glendale, Ocean Park, Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Moving Picture World, 13-May-1922

Robert E Sherwood, the movie critic at Life Magazine, heaped praise on the movie after watching a preview. The original Life Magazine was a humorous weekly that was published from 1883 to 1936. In another item, exhibitors claimed that Lloyd's previous movie, "A Sailor Made Man," set a record for Southern California. All available prints were booked until late June. 

Moving Picture World, 13-May-1922

The Strand Theater in Atlanta used a 22-foot-high cutout of Harold to promote "A Sailor Made Man" 

Moving Picture World, 27-May-1922

The Symphony Theater in Los Angeles hosted the world premiere of Grandma's Boy.

Motion Picture Magazine, May 1922

Leading lady Mildred Davis would marry Harold Lloyd in 1923. 

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