SAFETY LAST with pipe organ accompaniment

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Harold Lloyd's SAFETY LAST with an original score composed and performed by Dean Lemire on the Hollywood Theatre's Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ! For this special online event, the Hollywood was able to film Lemire playing the pipe organ inside the main auditorium at the theatre, and include his taped performance in the streaming presentation along with the film, giving viewers a way to (virtually) be back within the walls of the Hollywood Theatre!

SAFETY LAST (1923) When a store clerk (Harold Lloyd) organizes a publicity stunt requiring someone to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

This silent romantic-comedy includes one of the most famous stunts from the silent film era: Harold Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic. Lloyd performed some of the climbing stunts himself, despite having lost a thumb and forefinger four years earlier in a film accident. SAFETY LAST was highly successful and critically hailed. and it cemented Lloyd's status as a major figure in early motion pictures. It is now considered to be one of the all-time great film comedies.