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allynovakgagamh Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels #haroldlloyd #bebedaniels #1920s #silentfilm 15h
  •   mariska.benson What's the name of this movie? 15h
  •   allynovakgagamh @mariska.benson I'm not even sure if it is from a movie or not. The photo is from 1919. In 1919 Bebe Daniels and Harold Lloyd made over 20 short films together. No feature length movies. So I'm not sure what movie it is from. Sorry :/ 15h
  •   mariska.benson It's ok. 14h

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jopape3 My favourite part of the Metrocentre - the Harold Lloyd Clock! #metrocentre #gateshead #haroldlloyd #shopping 20h

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alteredvince Harold Lloyd in Safety Last (1923). Great silent comedy. #haroldlloyd #safetylast #Criterioncollection #silentfilm 1d

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marcvibbert If they ever make a biopic about Harold Lloyd, Matt Smith should definitely portray him in said film. 1d

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oldhollywoodandwine Actress Marion Davies was already building a solid reputation as a film comedienne before she met newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, with whom she had begun a romantic relationship. He was a famous man in the early part of the 20th Century. He owned dozens of major newspapers, movie companies, magazines, and even radio stations. He took over management of her career. Hearst financed Davies pictures, promoted her heavily through his newspapers and Hearst Newsreels, and pressured studios to cast her in historical dramas for which she was ill suited. For this reason, Davies is better remembered today as Hearst's mistress and the hostess of many lavish events for the Hollywood elite.

Hearst was incredibly rich and powerful, and he wanted to build a beach house in the famed area of Santa Monica. This part of Santa Monica was called the Gold Coast by many because of the amount of wealth and fame that the people who lived there had. The men who had essentially created Hollywood, Irving Thalberg, Harold Lloyd, J. Paul Getty, and Douglas Fairbanks all had homes along this stretch of land. Hearst decided to keep the Hollywood connection and had a beach house built for his mistress, the famous silent film star Marion Davies. This wasn't just any beach house, however this was to be the grandest property out of all the other homes on the Gold Coast. To accomplish this, Hearst commissioned the architect who designed the Hearst Castle, Julia Morgan, to create an estate that would have no rival.

Morgan had already established herself as a premier architect and she is considered to be the most important female architect of the first half of the 20th Century. Despite all the obstacles that faced her due to her gender at that time, Morgan graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in engineering. After proving herself in university institutions, Morgan proved herself in her industry by working constantly for the next forty five years and earning world wide recognition for the buildings she designed. With the beach house in Santa Monica, Morgan added another success to her resume.
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  •   oldhollywoodandwine The mansion had thirty four bedrooms, three stories, three guest houses, and two swimming pools. The official tab was unknown but the rumor that went around put the price tag at seven million dollars. This estate eclipsed the other properties nearby and earned the titles, "The Beach House," and the "Ocean House." Marion Davies moved into the house and began her role as Hollywood's elite hostess. She held parties all the time and they were events that anyone who was anyone would attend. Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, Douglas Fairbanks, just to name a few. Leaders in different industries would also attend these parties at the beach house aswell.

    After being sold to a private party in the 1940s, the beach house was then leased to the city of Santa Monica by the State. There was a failed attempt to make it part of the Sand and Sea Hotel chain, and then in the late 1950s everything except the servant's quarters, tennis courts, and the pool were destroyed. (Shown in the top right photo, The building to the far left, is the only thing that was left standing.) The next few decades nothing was done with the property except the city opened the road to the general public, which allowed everyone to reach Palisades Beach Road.

    In the 1990s, the property moved back into the Hollywood light, when the TV show Beverly Hills 90210 used what was left of the building as part of its main backdrop. Then in 1994 the Northridge earthquake occurred and the property was hit so hard that only the beach cafe was deemed safe to occupy. 3d
  •   oldhollywoodandwine No further progress with the property was really made for another decade. The price of restoring the estate was estimated at eighteen million dollars, which the city was unable to justify paying. A solution presented itself with the search for private funding. Wallis Annenberg, the advisor to the Annenberg Foundation heard about the property and pledged to provide a grant to the city of Santa Monica in order to restore and reopen the famed beach house on the Gold Coast. This joint project between the California Department of State Parks and the city of Santa Monica, with the financial support of the Annenberg Foundation, has restored the guest house and the pool. In addition to the restoration of the only original structures left, new buildings were designed and created to serve as a public beach house.

    It now serves as the Annenberg Community Beach House, which is fast becoming the most popular summer spot in Santa Monica. Open to the general public, the beach house provides everyone with the chance to relax and vacation on the beach that used to be only for the very rich. It also keeps the history of old Hollywood and Marion Davies alive for future generations. 3d
  •   elsiemarina57 Love .. as usual. 3d
  •   ladyvadrr Wow! That's effn crazy best read ALL day thank you 3d

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rarilynmonroe #MarilynMonroe photographed by #HaroldLloyd, 1952. #MyEdit using #AfterFocus. 4d

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rarilynmonroe #MarilynMonroe photographed by #HaroldLloyd, 1953. 4d

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tommy.murray.19 My take on Harold Lloyd. A great silent comedian, who will hang from a clock face for generations to come. #haroldllyod 5d

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scottsymejr This picture has always captured my imagination #safetylast #Haroldlloyd #hollywood 5d

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slimmathi quick 15-minute sketch. #HaroldLloyd #rip. 5d

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leminthaworld First movie of #UCSB's A+L summer series. #santabarbara #lifeisgood #thefreshman #haroldlloyd 1w

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