Laughs come first with Harold Lloyd gem

Silent Movies with Walt Strony presents “Safety Last,” the hilarious Harold Lloyd film, at 4pm Sunday, July 28.

Walt Strony performs music of the period for this 1924 classic! “Safety Last” stars Harold Lloyd, a young man who ventures to New York City, spurred by his love for his girlfriend, played by Mildred Davis.

Watch for the iconic scene in which Lloyd dangles from a clock face. He appears to be several stories above the streets of New York!

Admission is by donation. A free wine-and-cheese reception follows the film. This is a production of Arts @ PEACE, our program of high-quality cultural events for the whole community. We love being a part of the Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District!

Strony will perform on his own Walt Strony Signature Series four-manual organ, on loan to PEACE. Proceeds benefit the PEACE Organ Fund. We are raising money to replace our own aging instrument, which is essentially a 30-year-old computer, with an organ capable of playing real pipes! Strony’s masterful performance offers an idea of what our space would sound like.

“Safety Last” stunt

The film used a mixture of techniques to achieve Lloyd’s iconic clock-face stunt.

The film is on the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

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