Suzanne Lloyd, the granddaughter of Harold and Mildred Lloyd, was raised by them at their Beverly Hills estate, Greenacres. Harold Lloyd, the master comedian who produced and starred in over 200 films, came to personify silent films as “the man in glasses hanging from the clock.”
Harold recognized Suzanne’s aptitude for business, trained her well and when he passed in 1971, he made the 19-year-old the trustee of his film library and his 3D library that holds over 200,000 photographs. Suzanne has devoted herself to film preservation ever since and keeps her grandfather’s films alive by sharing his work with the world.
Suzanne has introduced Harold’s films at such venues as the Tribeca Film Festival, the American Film Institute’s 50th Anniversary Festival, the Bologna Film Festival, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival. She has also participated in numerous shows with the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences including presenting Harold’s extraordinary library of 3D photographs of Disneyland on opening day and its early years. Last year, Suzanne and Cinesite Studios announced their partnership to animate Harold’s work for the first time.
Suzanne served on the Board of the American Film Institute as a Trustee for over 20 years and has published three books. She works closely with Criterion, The Packard Humanities Institute and the UCLA Film and Television Archive on the restoration of the library. She has produced the releases of Safety Last! (1923), The Freshman (1925) and Speedy (1928); and she is currently working on The Kid Brother (1927) to be released by the end of 2018. Through her efforts, there are currently seven Harold Lloyd features and eight short films available on iTunes in various languages in over 15 countries.