Monthly Archives: May 2011

Buster … Shemp, Moe and Larry – Cops and Soup to Nuts

Shemp Howard, along with brother Moe Howard and family friend Larry Fine (originally known as Ted Healy’s Southern Gentlemen), began their show business career in the 1920s as protégés of the Broadway entertainer.  In 1930, Healy and the trio appeared … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd’s Manhattan cigar

I’m excited to report that my new Harold Lloyd book Silent Visions is now available.  Nearly five years in the making, it is such a relief to finally have the book in hand.  As shown below, the book includes nearly … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd – lasting impressions at Grauman’s Chinese

The short Harold Lloyd walking tour I gave prior to my presentation at the Egyptian Theater included a stop at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.  There, on November 21, 1927, Harold Lloyd became the fifth celebrity, and the first comedian, to be … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd Brooklyn – Speedy Tour

Harold Lloyd Brooklyn – Speedy Tour – Film Forum October 21, 22, 2012 I will be presenting Harold Lloyd’s final silent comedy Speedy (1928) at 3:10 pm on Sunday, October 21, 2012, and at 7:30 pm on Monday, October 22,  … Continue reading

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Michael Scott (?!) and the Mayfair Hotel – admittedly OT

Fans of The Office television show cheered when Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) and Holly Flax (Amy Ryan) finally rekindled their romance with a rooftop kiss at the conclusion of Episode 15, Season 7, entitled The Search.  During the show, an … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd on Deadman’s Island

It sounds like an adventure befitting Indiana Jones, but in the waning days of 1916 Harold Lloyd filmed his sixth “Lonesome Luke” production on Deadman’s Island near San Pedro.  Rising up from the extreme tip of Terminal Island, the spectral … Continue reading

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Chaplin’s Beverly Wilshire Cigar

During one of my favorite jokes from City Lights, Charlie spies a cigar butt on the sidewalk while driving around in his millionaire friend’s luxury car.  Charlie leaps from the car, grabs the butt before another bum can take it, … Continue reading

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