MOVIE STAR

(Sarah Middleton-Woolley & Nigel Smith)

A glimpse into live and times gone by
Sepia tones and films dipped in dye
Yellow for daytime, blue for night
Green for mystery red for fire
Fast moving slapstick, dare-devil stunts
A sequence planned with such perfection
Clinging to a skyscraper 20 floors up
Exaggerated facial expressions

(Chorus)
Harold Lloyd, movie star
Two fingers lost for the love of his art
Two hundred films under his hat
He was my favourite by far

SOLO

Cranking the handle of a model T
It starts just in the nick of time
Against the clock through New York City
Or dusty tracks in the countryside
Evil villains, eyes darkened black
A platelayer’s trolley for a quick getaway
The heroine tied to a railroad track
Again our hero saves the day

(Chorus)
Harold Lloyd, movie star
Two fingers lost for the love of his art
Two hundred films under his hat
He was my favourite by far

The motion picture film projector
Title cards and muted gestures
They represent 1920’s America

His character was a real go-getter
Moving from one job to the next
Always trying to make life better
Hoping someday to find success
Mildred Davis in a dropped waist dress
Felt cloche hat and a string of beads
With the leading lady to impress
Harold would do his best please

(Chorus) x2
Harold Lloyd, movie star
Two fingers lost for the love of his art
Two hundred films under his hat
He was my favourite by far, by far

Copyright 2011 Sarah Middleton-Woolley & Nigel Smith

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