The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia


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About the Book

Harold Lloyd, born in 1893, became one of the greatest comic actors in America. This is a compendium of all things Lloyd, with entries on noteworthy persons, recurring themes, crucial elements of Lloyd’s life (birth, education, marriage, family, hobbies, death, etc.), his prime co-stars and co-workers, the films that made him a legend (201 of them), and numerous other topics covering every facet of the man and the actor, all fully cross-referenced and accompanied by a vast collection of images and advertisements.
An Appendix A lists the Lloyd shorts in the order produced, with the Production Code assigned by the Rolin Film Company officials. Appendix B is a proper filmography, listing each Lloyd film from 1913 to 1966 in chronological order.

About the Author(s)

Annette D’Agostino Lloyd is the author of 10 books on the entertainment industry. She is a legal secretary residing in Rumford, Rhode Island.

Bibliographic Details

Annette D’Agostino Lloyd
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 439
Bibliographic Info: 164 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010 [2004]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4674-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

The Encyclopedia      5

Appendix A: The Short Films, by Production Codes      391

Appendix B: A Chronological Filmography      394

Bibliography      397

Index      407

Book Reviews & Awards

“a tremendous must-have volume…the most complete book on the comedian…written well and with authority…a worthy addition to any silent film library…[a] wonder of research…amazing in its detail and enthusiasm…packed with good solid info…valuable…photos are outstanding…a substantial reference work…research is strong”—Classic Images; “an intelligent…treatment of Lloyd’s professional and personal life…a substantial bibliography and an indispensable master index…recommended”—Choice; “a scrupulously researched and detailed compendium”—Film Quarterly; “a fine supplement”—Big Reel; “arrangement of this biography is highly effective…highly recommended”—ARBA; “the definitive reference on the famous silent film comedy star”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly; “much of value…copiously illustrated with never-before-seen photos…I can’t imagine that anyone who cares about this period won’t find himself or herself getting lost in these pages”—Leonard; “dogged research…a scrupulous tribute…an exhaustive guide to the available literature…this is a gracious and generous tribute that is sure to become essential”—Audience.