Laughs come first with Harold Lloyd gem
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.