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Old Posted May 17, 2010, 4:49 PM
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Originally Posted by gsjansen View Post
now kids, don't try this at home........yoiks! I get all woogley inside just looking at this stunt. what a girls gotta do just to get a part in this town!

Actress Monica Lewis stands on a ladder underneath the tower clock on the Eastern Building, at 849 S. Broadway. "A reminder that standard time returns at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Actress Monica Lewis gets set to turn back clock an hour atop downtown building". Photograph dated: September 23, 1950.
Naturally, Monica Lewis and a lofty downtown clock reminds me of Harold Lloyd in Safety Last (1923), who, it turns out,
is just a few doors away from the Eastern Columbia in this shot:


doctormacro

For some reason, I always thought the illusion of height has something
to do with the "clock building" having been up Bunker Hill, but the actual explanation is in this interesting video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynuOQvVaFMo



And here's a still from Lloyd's Never Weaken(1921). I see the Union Oil Building in the background, but can anyone identify
the building under construction?


doctormacro

Btw--you were all very busy over the weekend--great, great stuff guys.
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