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    Harold Lloyd Personality Portrait (Pathe', 1921). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Labeled as "The King of Daredevil Comedy," Harold Lloyd is best remembered by many fans as the young man dangling desperately from a clock tower in the 1923 classic "Safety Last." His artistic achievements of the silent era are often overshadowed by two of his contemporaries, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, even though he made more films than the two of them combined. Athletic and spontaneous, Lloyd performed his comedic daredevil stunts with grace and ease. In 1917, Lloyd created his most unforgettable character, one that was to remain a signature throughout his career. With round glasses, a straw hat, and an unkempt suit, this new persona was both the fool and the fox, bumbling imperfection that could cunningly outsmart the bad guys. There is fold line wear and small areas of paper loss. Professional conservation and restoration work performed on this poster have made these defects hard to detect and the poster displays very well. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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