Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd film locations (and more)

108 - T Lloyd Safety Last Tally's Broadway Theatre below 2 crpThe image of Harold Lloyd hanging desperately from the hands of a skyscraper clock during Safety Last! (1923) is one of the great icons of film history.  Using maps, aerial views, and vintage photographs, my book Silent Visions shows how Harold filmed each of his five stunt-climbing comedies within the downtown Los Angeles Historic Core, while documenting the burgeoning urban skyline as it appears in the background of his films. [Note: I will be introducing Safety Last! on June 25, 2016 at the Orpheum Theater as part of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats.]

The slides below show how the many Safety Last! stunts were created, and may be downloaded further below as a 14 MB PowerPoint presentation.  You can also access a self-guided walking tour of the downtown locations appearing in Safety Last!, Never Weaken, and Feet First.

[Note: on the ground, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton…

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