By: John Bengston(Author)
Highlighting visions of a bygone age preserved in the background of Harold Lloyd's films, this history explores the landscapes of popular film locations through archival photographs, vintage maps and scores of then-and-now photographs. From Coney Island to Beverley Hills, LLoyd's timeless movies reflect the early 20th century visions on the silver screen, found in classics such as Safety Last, Girl Shy, The Freshman and Speedy. Tracing Lloyd's career from his early work to being a studio owner.
"First Keaton, then Chaplin, and now Harold Lloyd. There is no end to the magic John Bengtson creates when he investigates the real locations of celebrated movie sequences. Simply amazing." --Kenneth Turan, "Los Angeles Times "(November 1, 2011)"With his usual unerring precision, John Bengtson shows us how Harold Lloyd turned New York and Los Angeles into his very own romper room. "Silent Visions" is a wonderful amalgam of film history and urban history. Bengtson's detective work in tracking down these movie locations has the same exhilaration and fanatic attention to detail as Lloyd's classic comedies." --Peter Rainer, "Christian Science Monitor "(November 1, 2011)"John Bengtson has done it again: part detective, part historian, this dedicated silent-film enthusiast has opened a window to the past for all of us. After revisiting the wonderful Harold Lloyd comedies shot on location, this volume makes me want to embark on a walking tour of downtown Los Angeles (not to mention Manhattan and Coney Island)." --Leonard Maltin, "Entertainment Tonight "(November 1, 2011)"Harold Lloyd fans will agree that this is a most remarkable book. Even after all this time, I have a new appreciation as to how these films were made. My grandfather would be so pleased." --Suzanne Lloyd
||SANTA MONICA PRESS (8 Sept. 2011)
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