Harold Lloyd Safety Last! Downtown Tour

Lloyd on a set built atop the extant building at 908 S. Broadway, with the extant Hamburger’s (May Co.) Building at the SW corner of 8th and Broadway to the rear.

In conjunction with the sold-out Los Angeles Conservancy “Last Remaining Seats” screening of Safety Last! on June 29 at the Orpheum Theatre, I am posting here a self-guided walking tour of the downtown Los Angeles locations Harold Lloyd used in his 1923 silent classic, along with locations from Lloyd’s climbing stunts in Never Weaken (1921) and Feet First (1930), and behind the scenes images showing how Lloyd staged his famous skyscraper-climbing sequences.

Harold Lloyd Safety Last Tour – Silent Visions

HAROLD LLOYD images and the names of Mr. Lloyd’s films are all trademarks and/or service marks of Harold Lloyd Entertainment Inc. Images and movie frame images reproduced courtesy of The Harold Lloyd Trust and Harold Lloyd Entertainment Inc.

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2 Responses to Harold Lloyd Safety Last! Downtown Tour

  1. kittypackard says:

    Hey John! Very much forward to tonight’s screening and your interview with Suzanne Lloyd! :)

  2. Thank you – it was so much fun to hear a crowd of 1,900 people literally shriek and squeal as Harold nearly tumbled off of the roof, just as audiences must have done nearly 90 years ago when the movie premiered!

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