Suzanne Lloyd, the granddaughter of Harold and Mildred Lloyd, was raised at their Beverly Hills estate, Greenacres. Harold Lloyd, the popular comedian who produced and starred in over 200 films, came to personify silent films as “the man in glasses hanging from the clock.” The daughter of Harold’s daughter Gloria and William Orcutt Guasti of the prominent wine family and Orcutt oil family, Suzanne grew up immersed in old Hollywood.
Harold recognized Suzanne’s aptitude for business, trained her well and when he died in 1971, he made the nineteen 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 preserved Safety Last (1923), with a score by Carl Davis, at the Cannes Film Festival, the Dublin International Film Festival and the TCM Classic Film Festival, amongst other international venues, in 2014. Last year, she showed the newly restored Speedy (1928) that was released in December 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 fifteen countries, many for the first time. Suzanne is currently working with Harold’s extraordinary 3D library and presenting numerous shows with the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences.
Suzanne served on the Board of the American Film Institute as a Trustee for over twenty years and has published three books, Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian; 3D Hollywood and Harold Lloyd’s Hollywood Nudes in 3D. She works closely with Criterion on the restoration of the library. She has produced the releases of Safety Last, THE FRESHMAN (1925) and Speedy and is currently working on The Kid Brother (1927).
Suzanne is honored to present her grandfather’s films in the way Harold has always wanted them to be shown. Turner Classic Movies has made this possible for the past fifteen years.