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2011-04-19 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20: HAROLD LLOYD Profile America -- Wednesday, April 20th. The birthday of a comic genius of early motion pictures -- Harold Lloyd -- is noted today. A contemporary of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, he made more movies than both of them combined, but is little known today....

2008-08-04 15:00:35

By The Catherine Deveney Interview PAUL MERTON is an intense kind of man. That's not, by the way, subliminal code for 'nutty comedian'. The star of Have I Got News for You and Room 101 has been dogged by the notion of the performing depressive who makes his audience roar with laughter then scurries back to his dressing-room for a quick glug of gin and largactyl and a moody contemplation of his razor blades. No, Merton's intensity is more a sense of passion, of focus, of really caring about...

2008-07-25 18:00:39

Tomorrow night the Nelson Film Society presents Safety Last, featuring Harold Lloyd, and the keyboard magic of Gabor Tolnay. Safety Last is a hilarious escapade, a film full of gags and daredevil stunts. "The Boy", wanting to secure the hand of his sweetheart, heads to the city in search of fortune. He takes a lowly job in a department store, but makes out to his girlfriend that he runs the joint. Found out, he becomes entangled in a plot to save himself. Lloyd hanging from the hands of a...

2007-10-12 06:00:11

By Galenson, David W Kotin, Joshua Abstract. Why have some movie directors made important films early in their careers but subsequently failed to match their initial successes, whereas other directors have begun much more modestly but have made great movies late in life? The authors demonstrate that the answer lies in the directors' motivations and in the nature of their films. Conceptual directors, who use their films to express ideas or emotions, mature early; thus, such great conceptual...

2005-11-15 08:14:57

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Silent film buffs know him as a rival of Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton, but it is unlikely that modern movie fans know much more about Harold Lloyd than his face. Lloyd is the guy with round glasses and straw hat hanging from a clock on a tower high above the ground, holding on perilously to its hand as it begins to turn down. That picture from 1923's "Safety, Last!' has become an iconic image of a bygone Hollywood era, but for every...

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