Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, May 22, 2011
5:00pm
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Harold Lloyd Films & Presentation!
GIRL SHY / "Never Weaken"

Film historian John Bengtson will conduct a brief walking tour of nearby Harold Lloyd filming locations commencing from the Egyptian Theatre lobby at 3:45 PM. A complete Lloyd-Hollywood written tour may be accessed here.
Then, join us in the Egyptian lobby at 4:30 PM for a book signing of John Bengtson’s 'Silent Visions: Discovering Early Hollywood and New York Through the Films of Harold Lloyd.' Bengtson, known for his prior film location books and Cinematheque programs concerning Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, will also conduct a multimedia presentation exploring the Hollywood landscapes appearing in GIRL SHY and "Never Weaken."

GIRL SHY will screen at 5PM, followed by the short "Never Weaken."

"Never Weaken," (1921, 19 min.) Lloyd's final short film, and the third of five "thrill" pictures featuring his stunt climbing work (here he stumbles upon the girders of a high-rise building), follows a typically lovelorn Harold, who decides to commit suicide - and spends the majority of the film failing hilariously - when he hears his crush is to marry another. Scenes were filmed immediately adjacent to where the Egyptian Theatre was built in 1922, and where the Pig 'n Whistle was later built in 1927.

GIRL SHY
1924, Sony Repertory, 82 min, USA, Dir: Harold Lloyd

Shy, stuttering bachelor Harold Meadows (Lloyd) spends his days secluded in a tailoring shop, writing the ultimate guide for bashful young men, "The Secret of Making Love." When Harold meets and falls in love with rich Mary, he must somehow stall her impending marriage. One of Lloyd's most popular feature-length films, featuring fantasy sequences enacting the chapters from his character's hopelessly misguided book, and his famous breathtaking race across town in order to halt the wedding. Many scenes were filmed in and around recognizable (and now not-so-recognizable) Hollywood landmarks, including the Garden Court Apartments, the Mary Moll residence (future site of the Roosevelt Hotel, built in 1927), the extant Johnny Grant Building and many more. A true early Hollywood experience, Harold Lloyd-style! Photos: © 2011 The Harold Lloyd Trust.


Screening formats: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, May 22, 2011 • 5:00pm
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