SILENT SALON 2015 // GIRL SHY
The Harold Lloyd Foundation, Flicker Alley and Villa Aurora present: 3rd Annual SILENT SALON (featuring the Villa Aurora Pipe Organ) - 4 Nights of Picnic & Silent Film with Live Organ (played by Michael Mortilla). - Saturdays, 6/20, 7/11, 8/1 & 8/22
Summer is upon us and so is our popular summer program, celebrating the Villa's house organ. Come early, bring friends and family and picnic in our garden overlooking the Pacific and enjoy the sunset. Then settle into the Salon for a program of comedies by Hollywood's leading comedians.
Saturday 6/20, 08.15PM : GIRL SHY
In Person: Suzanne Lloyd
HAROLD LLOYD in
GIRL SHY (1924, 82 min. directed by Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor)
Harold is a shy tailor's apprentice who has a pronounced stutter and is afraid of girls. He spends his lonely evenings writing a book called "The Secret of Love Making" until he is galvanized into action when he discovers that the girl he loves (Jobyna Ralston) is about to marry a bigamist. What follows is arguably the greatest race-to-the-rescue sequence of the entire silent cinema. The film's ending was the inspiration for Mike Nichol's The Graduate (1967) over forty years later. One of Lloyd's most influential and important films.
Comedian Harold Lloyd was born in Burchard, Nebraska, on April 20, 1893. He became an icon of the silent film era by starring in Just Nuts, Girl Shy and The Freshman, among other notable films. Lloyd's popularity continued after the coming of sound, with movies including Mad Wednesday. He died on March 8, 1971, in Beverly Hills.
THE GROUNDS OPEN AT 5:00 p.m.
SHUTTLE SERVICE STARTS AT 5:00 p.m. AT THE CORNER OF SUNSET AND LOS LIONES.
Villa Aurora Los Angeles (View)
520 Paseo Miramar
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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