Suzanne Lloyd, the granddaughter of Harold and Mildred Lloyd, was raised 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. She introduced the newly restored Speedy (1928) at the Tribeca Film Festival with DJ Z-Trip, the American Film Institute’s 50th Anniversary Festival, the Bologna Film Festival, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and made seven features and eight shorts available on iTunes in various languages in over 15 countries, many for the first time, in 2015. In 2016, she did numerous shows with the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences with Harold’s extraordinary 3D library presenting rare 3D photographs of opening day and early years of Disneyland. Suzanne also went on to exhibit Harold’s 3D photography in collaboration with Turner Classic Movies, Disney, and Pixar. Some of these images have been collected and published by Suzanne in two books, 3-D Hollywood and Harold Lloyd’s Hollywood Nudes in 3-D! In 2018, Suzanne and Cinesite Studios announced their partnership and are currently working on animating Harold 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), The Kid Brother (1927), and Speedy.