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Just a long weekend away to Europe, for famed actor Harold Lloyd and family, aboard the SS United States in the 1950s…

Harold Lloyd

Harold Lloyd, wife Mildred Davis, granddaughter Suzanne and dogs returning from a European vacation in the 1950s aboard the SS United States sailing from Europe to New York.

Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies. Lloyd crossed the Atlantic dozens of times aboard such liners as the RMS Queen Mary, RMS QueenElizabeth, SS Bremen, SS Europa, SS United States, etc.

SS UNITED STATES

The magnificent SS United States in the mid-1960s.  Blue Riband, prestige  stately  class, gracefulness… a true ocean liner now just a memory.  Hopefully this great ship will be saved. 

Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and “talkies”, between 1914 and 1947. He is best known for his “Glass” character, a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who was perfectly in tune with 1920s era America.

Cruising the past.  Just a long weekend away – Aboard the SS United States or SS America – During the heyday of trans-Atlantic travel in the 1950s – before the Jet made “getting there” what it is today!   A living nightmare.

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