Wednesday, April 01, 2009

NYC, 1928

Courtesy Weird Universe, Harold Lloyd -- supported by a non-actor you'll recognize -- takes us on a drive through New York City traffic a mere eighty-one years ago. --I'd embed it but better you should enjoy in context!

...Back? I know how the wilder driving scenes were accomplished (just like you think), a nicely-done example of an early technical effect but the balance work? Probably had some hardware to help but that's a gen-u-ine practical stunt. Yowza!

(Bonus: accompanied by my all-time fave style of music. And I don't care who knows. Brave, I am).

5 comments:

Joanna said...

A) Good golly, things have changed.

B) What's a seatbelt?

Turk Turon said...

Trivia: Harold Lloyd wore a prosthetic device on his right hand due to the loss of his thumb and a finger in a 1919 accident.

wv: terse

Carteach0 said...

Roberta, you were born to own your own speakeasy......

Anonymous said...

Congrats on recalling this giant talent. No one who's seen him hang from those clock hands ever thinks of Chaplin again.

Anonymous said...

Golly!

Jim