Saturday, September 18, 2004

Why yes, I do need to get a life. Why do you ask?

Do you recognize the fellow in the Toyota Camry TV commercials that feature black and white footage of an agitated young fellow with glasses?

It's silent film comedian Harold Lloyd.

There's some interesting stuff at the linked website, by the way. Mr. Lloyd was one of the top three silent film comedians. This picture of Mr. Lloyd dangling off the hands of a clock on the side of a tall building, in the film Safety Last, is one of the most enduring images from the days of silent film.